The growing frenzy surrounding Dwayne Bowe's arrest for speeding and possession will, in my opinion, leave many fans wondering, "Will he play on Sunday?" The other question should be, "If Bowe misses, who steps up in his place?"
A quick glance at the team's depth chart indicates that behind Bowe is none other than the speedster himself, Dexter McCluster. Sure, he's fast. But will it be enough to keep the Broncos' D off-balance, if Dex plays opposite of Donnie Avery? Or will Big Red turn to A.J. Jenkins, and see if he's able to step up? Jenkins is mostly untested, as he's only played in the league for two years, recording a single catch for 6 yards. I haven't paid much attention to him during his college days at Illinois, and usually - usually, mind you - college performance doesn't always translate into immediate success in the NFL.
To be honest, I don't know at this point if Bowe will even be forced to sit out Sunday's tilt against Denver. It's likely, should Big Red and/or the Chiefs' Front Office decide to take action before the league decides to step in and begin to enforce their substance abuse policy. As it stands, Bowe is expected to make an appearance in court on December 18 - four days ahead of the final home game against Indianapolis. Whether he'll be allowed to keep playing for the remainder of this season is anyone's guess.