Bowe now remains the only unsigned franchise player in the league, while the countdown to the Chiefs first regular season game against the Atlanta Falcons – Bowe’s proposed return date – still awaits sometime soon.
Meanwhile, the rest of Kansas City’s offense went back to business Friday evening against the Cardinals. Arizona’s merry-go-round of quarterbacks made life a little easy for the Chiefs as Kevin Kolb failed to start, instead sitting second behind John Skelton.
Kolb did manage to find some time during the second quarter to work with Larry Fitzgerald, but while the Cardinals still try to sort things out under center, the Chiefs should be happy with Peyton Hillis’ debut in their 27-17 win.
Like Kolb, Matt Cassel showed what the future holds in Kansas City when he found Hillis for an 11-yard touchdown. Hillis also put together a 28-yard dash in the first quarter, while Jamaal Charles returned from last year’s long term IR tiff to put his repaired ACL to the test.
Charles caught a pass for 11-yards alongside Hillis, up until Dexter McCluster joined the party with Cassel.
Right now, the targets for the Chiefs are endless on offense, let alone at running back. Backup Cyrus Gray even had 65 yards to his name, marking a big night for the Chiefs ground game.
Bowe on the other hand, is fully expected to hold out as long as possible, especially since he holds most of the power. The Chiefs are in the unfortunate position of not being able to fine him the $30,000 for each day he misses camp, and until Clark Hunt offers him something worth more than a year, all of this will continue.
But, at least the Chiefs’ offense isn’t distracted.