Nov 13, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) looks to the sidelines against the Denver Broncos in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won the game 17-10. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs, Dwayne Bowe to Open Long-Term Contract Talks

It was previously believed that the Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe would be parting ways in the offseason, but a report on Thursday from’s Ian Rapoport has changed that. Rapoport reported that the Chiefs are aiming to keep Bowe in Kansas City and the two sides are set to open long-term contract discussions.

Per Rapoport:

The Chiefs are actively pursuing a new contract with Bowe, according to Sources close to the situation. Bowe’s representatives have met with the Chiefs, and Rapoport expects conversations to continue in the coming weeks.

This is a bit of a surprise, but perhaps it shouldn’t be. This is a brand new Chiefs regime that clearly may view Bowe in a different light than former GM Scott Pioli, who didn’t appear willing to give Bowe the long-term deal that he wanted. Rapoport reports that Reid was very high on Bowe coming out of LSU.

It was reported earlier this evening that the Chiefs were interested in Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, so it appears that the Chiefs and Andy Reid are looking to improve their team quickly this season and that will start with keeping their key players.

This could be great news for left tackle Branden Albert.

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