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Chiefs Release WR Dwayne Bowe


Veteran WR Dwayne Bowe announced via his Twitter account that he has been released.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are releasing veteran WR Dwayne Bowe today.

  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media previously reported that this was the next move for the Chiefs after they signed Jeremy Maclin to a huge contract.

The Patriots and Ravens have both come up as potential landing spots for Bowe in recent days.

Bowe, 30, had another three years remaining on his five-year, $56 million contract that included $26 million guaranteed. He had base salaries of $10.75 million (2015) and $9.75 million (2016-2017) coming his way over the remainder of the agreement.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Bowe will free up $5 million in cap space for the Chiefs while creating $9 million in dead money. If they were to designate him as a post-June 1 release, those numbers would improve to $11 million cap savings and $3 million in dead money.

In 2014, Bowe appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and caught 60 passes for 754 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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