If Dwayne Bowe is going to be suspended, it is not going to be for Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos.
Per ESPN’s Ed Werder:
“He’s playing,” a source said.
The issue had not been addressed within the team by coach Andy Reid as the 9-0 Chiefs — listed on many betting lines as 7.5-point underdogs — gathered Wednesday to begin meetings and practice for the game against the Broncos (8-1). Reid is likely to make his first public comments on Bowe’s arrest during his media availability later Wednesday.
The league will review Bowe for potential discipline once the case is adjudicated. The Chiefs cannot discipline Bowe under terms of the collective bargaining agreement for an apparent violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy; that falls under the league’s domain.
This is good news for a Chiefs team that needs every offensive weapon they have on hand if they want to beat Denver on the road. Bowe is the Chiefs best receiving target and is coming off of a game were he had season highs in targets and catches. Without Bowe there is virtually no big play threat in the Chiefs downfield passing game.
KC and Denver are scheduled to kickoff Sunday night in Denver at 7:30 p.m.