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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Chiefs get Dwayne Bowe back

By Bill Williamson

The Dwayne Bowe Show is up and running in Kansas City.

The newly minted No. 1 receiver is practicing for the first time this training camp on Sunday. He passed his physical after being shelved at the start of camp with a virus.

Bowe is going to be a focal point of new coach Andy Reid’s offense this season. The new Kansas City regime made a huge commitment to Bowe this offseason by giving him a lucrative contract.

In other AFC West notes:

Denver center Dan Koppen was carted of the field Sunday with an injury. It will hurt Denver if it's serious. He is replacing starter J.D. Walton, who will be out until, at least November with an ankle injury suffered last September. If Koppen is going to be out for an extended period, Manny Ramirez will likely take over. He worked with the first team in the offseason.

San Diego rookie linebacker Manti Te’o is having no problem fitting in with his new teammates. In fact, he is helping them. The second-round pick and Hawaii native has taught first-round pick, massive tackle D.J. Fluker, to swim. Read it, it's a cool story.

Oakland linebacker Kaluka Maiava is not practicing. He suffered a lower leg injury and was on crutches after Saturday’s practice.

The NFL announced Oakland receiver Andre Holmes will be suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy regarding performance enhancing drugs. He has virtually no chance of making the team.

The Broncos signed tight end Jake O’Connell. Tight end Lucas Reed was cut. O’Connell is a long, long shot to make the 53-man roster.

On a personal note, I continue to be humbled by the outpouring of support over the past couple of days. Thank you. I will be working on the blog until Wednesday before taking off for the rest of the week.