"On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I'd like to thank Dwayne for his contributions over the last eight seasons," Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. "During his time with the Chiefs, Dwayne established himself as one of the best receivers in club history. We wish Dwayne nothing but the best as he moves forward."
"This was a tough decision to make," Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. "Dwayne is a team-first guy and he holds a number of team receiving records. We felt this was in the best interest of the club at this time."
"It's been a pleasure working with Dwayne the past two seasons," Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. "He showed up every day with a great attitude and did everything we asked of him. He was a productive player for a number of years here and I have a lot of respect for what he was able to accomplish." Bowe (6-2, 221)has played in 118 games (112 starts) in eight NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2007-14). His career numbers include 532 receptions for 7,155 yards (13.4 avg.) with 44 touchdowns. Bowe's most productive season with the Chiefs came in 2010 when he tallied 72 catches for 1,162 yards (16.1 avg.) with 15 touchdowns. He started two postseason games with the club in 2010 and 2013, catching eight passes for 150 yards (8.8 avg.) and one touchdown. Bowe originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs first-round draft pick (23rd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft. The Miami, Florida, native played collegiately at LSU and prepped at Norland Senior High School in Miami.