Chiefs sign WR Dwayne Bowe

ChiefsThe Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has signed wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.

“When we first arrived, one of the first items on our agenda was signing Dwayne,” General Manager John Dorsey said. “He’s been a key player on our offense and is one of the premier players at his position. We are pleased that Dwayne will be a member of this team for years to come.”

“We’re excited to have Dwayne on the roster for the long term,” Head Coach Andy Reid said. “Dwayne’s a big, physical receiver who has had success in this league. He is part of the Chiefs family, and it was important to him to remain in Kansas City. I’m looking forward to working with Dwayne.”

“I’m very blessed to be a member of the Kansas City Chiefs,” said Bowe. “The Hunt family and the fan base have been very supportive over the years, and I am looking forward to working with John and Coach Reid in the near future. I’m excited to continue my career with the Chiefs and hopefully help this team reach our goals.”

Bowe (6-2, 221) has played in 88 games (82 starts) in six seasons (2007-12) with Kansas City. His career numbers include 415 receptions for 5,728 yards (13.8 avg.) with 39 touchdowns. Bowe’s most productive season statistically came in 2010 when he caught 72 passes for 1,162 yards (16.1 avg.) with 15 touchdowns, earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Last season, he tallied 801 yards on 59 catches (13.6 avg.) with three touchdowns before being placed on injured reserve for the final three weeks of the regular season. Bowe has led the Chiefs in receptions and receiving yards in each of the past four seasons.

The Miami, Fla., native originally entered the NFL as Kansas City’s first-round selection (23rd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft. He earned first-team All-SEC honors at LSU, where he caught 154 passes for 2,403 yards (15.6 avg.) and a school-record 26 touchdowns. He prepped at Norland Senior High School in Miami, Fla.

— Chiefs Media Relations —