Chiefs place tag on Dwayne Bowe

Updated: March 5, 2012, 5:36 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs designated Dwayne Bowe as their franchise player Monday, keeping the impact wide receiver off the free-agent market this offseason.

The move, which came less than an hour before the afternoon deadline, guarantees Bowe a salary of about $9.5 million next season. He could still field offers from other teams, but the Chiefs would have the right to match them.

If they refused, they would receive two first-round draft picks as compensation.

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