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What do John Dorsey's comments on Dwayne Bowe mean?

I'm not sure.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey was asked on Thursday at the NFL Combine for his thoughts on Dwayne Bowe, who is due a $14 million cap hit in the 2015 season. The Chiefs can cut Bowe, offer him a pay cut or he can stay in Kansas City.

Here's what Dorsey said when asked about Bowe.

"The receivers are going to take some shots because there were no touchdowns. We all know that. Dwayne does the little things that you didn't see. I mean if you go back and do a cut up of third down situations he really did some nice things on third down. He does the selfless things in terms of run blocking in those situations. Those guys worked their fannies off. It is hard to play in the National Football League. He will probably tell you himself that he did not live up to his high standards but now we have 2015 to come back on."

He will probably tell you himself that he did not live up to his high standards but now we have 2015 to come back on.

I'm trying read in between the lines of what Dorsey said. The way I see it, Dorsey wouldn't be sitting here singing Bowe's praises and telling reporters off to the side that he loves Bowe if their plan was to cut him in a few weeks ... right? I mean he could but what would the point of that be? If he were going to cut him, it'd be easier to avoid the fluff and just say you're undecided or whatever.

This is obviously speculation but I do believe the Chiefs would like to have Bowe back in some capacity. The $14 million cap hit is a problem that needs to be dealt with but if they can get that worked out I can see a scenario where Bowe returns to Kansas City. The other scenario is that I am reading this completely wrong and Bowe not coming back. Maybe I'm overthinking this.

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