Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) catches a pass before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs could release Dwayne Bowe?

There’s no doubt that when Dwayne Bowe is playing up to expectations and has his head screwed on correctly, he’s an elite wide receiver. Of course, Bowe continues to irritate the Kansas City Chiefs front office and seemingly just can’t shake continued issues.

The most recent of those came in the form of a one-game suspension stemming from a marijuana arrest.

Nobody knows just how upset the Kansas City Chiefs truly are with Dwayne Bowe, but if things continue to go sour it’s possible he could be given his walking papers. That’s the word from Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio who says the Chiefs would be able to release Bowe after he returns from his suspension with minimal financial impact.

The suspension most likely voids the remaining fully guaranteed money in Bowe’s contract:  $8.75 million in 2014 and $1.5 million in 2015.  It creates a window for the Chiefs to dump Bowe, avoiding more than $10 million and creating an immediate $8.75 million in 2014 cap space.  (The extra cap space now would almost entirely offset the $9 million cap charge they’d take in 2015, due to the post-June 1 move.)

Florio goes on to suggest that it’s possible that Dwayne Bowe’s contract with the Kansas City Chiefs could have specific language to prevent such from taking place, though believes such to be unlikely.

It seems difficult to imagine the Chiefs simply cutting ties with Bowe given his immense talent, but there also has to come a point where you say enough is enough.

Are they Chiefs there yet? It doesn’t sound like it, but the ice is certainly getting thin.

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