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Chiefs free agency 2013: Dwayne Bowe gets a new 5-year, $56 million deal

Dwayne Bowe was set to be a free agent on March 12 but he and the Chiefs agreed to terms on a five-year contract, which will pay him $56 million, according to a report. This means new Chief Alex Smith will have the top receiver back in town. Read on for everything we know about D-Bowe's new contract.

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Down to the last minute

Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey spoke with the team's website about Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert decisions this week. Bowe is sticking around on a five-year deal and Albert is sticking around on the franchise tag.

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D-Bowe's new contract approval poll

Dwayne Bowe received his big payday on Monday when the Kansas City Chiefs signed him to a five-year deal reportedly worth $56 million. Simple question: do you approve of the decision to give him this contract?

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Meet the $56 million man

I wrote this morning that I was confused as to why the details of Dwayne Bowe's new contract with the Kansas City Chiefs weren't out yet. Well now they are. The details: five years, $56 million with a reported $26 million in guarantees.

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Chiefs GM: Bowe's deal was a priority

The Kansas City Chiefs have made it official, announcing Dwayne Bowe has been signed. GM John Dorsey said signing Bowe was a priority for them. Andy Reid and Bowe himself were also quoted in a release.

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D-Bowe reacts

Shortly after the news hit that the Chiefs had signed Dwayne Bowe to a five-year contract, Bowe sent out the picture above, along with this message: "On vacation till I got the call that changed my life. I wanna thank the Hunt Family & the Chiefs organization. GodFirst." The picture below this is one Bowe tweeted out in October. But it kinda fits the occasion, no?

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This changes the No. 1 pick

The Kansas City Chiefs delivered some big news on Monday. Dwayne Bowe was reportedly inked to a five-year deal while the Chiefs confirmed that Branden Albert received the franchise tag and Dustin Colquitt has a new contract. These moves have major ramifications on the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Good things come in 3's

The Kansas City Chiefs waited until the last minute but then they delivered. The Chiefs have reportedly signed Dwayne Bowe to a five-year contract, slapped the franchise tag on Branden Albert, which will keep him in Kansas City in 2013, and also reached a new contract with Dustin Colquitt. Now what did you do today?

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Bowe, Colquitt get new deals; Albert tagged

Dwayne Bowe and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a five-year contract, according to a report from Adam Schefter. Additionally, Schefter reports Branden Albert has been issued the franchise tag. Oh and Dustin Colquitt has a new deal!

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Deadline day is here

The deadline to use the franchise tag comes at 3:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) today. Will the Chiefs use it? We're almost sure they will. The popular prediction has them tagging Dwayne Bowe, which means Branden Albert would not get tagged.

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The franchise tag countdown is on

The Kansas City Chiefs will have to make a decision on their franchise tag player sometime before Monday's 3:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) deadline. Will it be Dwayne Bowe or Branden Albert? The latest reports call it a "fluid" situation.

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Chiefs current salary cap space

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star has everything you need to know about the Kansas City Chiefs current cap situation, which you can read here. The bottomline: after Alex Smith and before the franchise tag, the Chiefs are sitting on roughly $7.5 million in salary cap space.

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Bowe vs. Albert decision coming soon

With the 2013 NFL salary cap reportedly settling in around $123.9 million, we have a more accurate idea of what the franchise tag numbers will be. For the Kansas City Chiefs, who have Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert, that's important because the deadline to tag a player is on Monday.

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Pioli: Tag Bowe, draft Joeckel

You probably don't care what former Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli would do with their free agents and the No. 1 pick but I'm going to tell you anyway. Pioli appeared on NFL Network on Thursday and gave his plan for the Chiefs.

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Andy Reid on D-Bowe, Albert

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke to reporters at the 2013 NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Thursday. He covered the 2013 NFL Draft, Luke Joeckel, Nick Foles and a couple of the Chiefs key free agents in Branden Albert and Dwayne Bowe. What did he say about the Chiefs two big free agents? Read on.

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Reid answers questions

The Chiefs new head coach took some time to answer questions at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

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Where there's a will, there's a way

In a poll that ran on Arrowhead Pride earlier this week, 57 percent of Kansas City Chiefs fans said they would use the franchise tag on Branden Albert over Dwayne Bowe. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, 57 percent of Chiefs fans could be wrong.

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Do you trust this man?

Don Banks of SI.com reports that teams are "teams are wary of Bowe's decreased effort level after he earns a big payday." Remember all those times we questioned Bowe's effort last season?
...Oh, you don't?
Don't worry. I recapped them all here for you.

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Of course the Chiefs want Bowe and Albert back

On Thursday night two reports came out indicating that the Kansas City Chiefs want to keep both Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert. Which is ... expected. OF COURSE the Chiefs want to keep both players. The question is and has been whether they can actually do it.

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Free agency starts with your own guys

The Chiefs need to worry about retaining their own stars before they reach for others.

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Bowe vs. Jennings vs. Welker vs. Wallace

Pro Football Focus ranked the free agent wide receivers and KC Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe ended up third on that list. I'm here to make the argument he should be higher.

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The Chiefs top 8 needs

When your team finishes the season 2-14 you have a lot of needs. Clark Hunt took care of business on his end by bringing in John Dorsey and Andy Reid. Now let's look at what areas they need to address this off-season in order of importance.

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The Chiefs cap space

Money and salary cap space hasn't been an issue for the Kansas City Chiefs in recent years. Well, spending to the limit hasn't been an issue. They Chiefs have had plenty of it. This year, the Chiefs once again enter the offseason with a healthy amount of salary cap space.

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What would King Carl do?

Just a little bit of trolling here by Carl Peterson. He talked with Soren Petro on 810 WHB's The Program from the site of the Super Bowl and, as usual, had some interesting quotes. Check out a few of the quotes from King Carl that I snagged below.

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The list of Chiefs free agents

The 2013 NFL free agency period begins period begins on March 12 and the Kansas City Chiefs will have to make decisions on nearly two dozen players scheduled to be free agents.

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Poll: Will D-Bowe be back?

So ... will he?

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