One-day-contract season in Kansas City continued Thursday, with the Chiefs signing former wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Bowe has now retired as a Chief after spending his final season as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
The Chiefs announced the transaction via their official Twitter account.
We have signed Dwayne Bowe to a one-day contract. He will retire as a Chief.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 16, 2019
Bowe, 34, was selected by the Chiefs with the 23rd overall pick back in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent eight years with the club before the Chiefs released him in March of 2015.
Bowe compiled 7,155 yards in Kansas City—good for third all-time in the history of the Chiefs franchise. He had 44 total touchdowns and eclipsed more than 1,000 yards in a single season three times—2008, 2010 and 2011. Bowe’s best season was 2010, when he recorded a career-high 15 touchdowns.
Leading the league in touchdown catches with Matt Cassel as quarterback is as incredible an accomplishment as any man in any walk of life. https://t.co/Cz47Y82o0H— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) May 16, 2019
Before Thursday, Bowe was last spotted at Arrowhead Stadium in October of 2017.
“You don’t know what this means to me and my family,” Bowe told current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid upon signing the contract, via old friend BJ Kissel.
Since May 1, the Chiefs have now signed three former Chiefs—Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson and Bowe—to one-day contracts.
Knowing Reid, Bowe’s signing will probably be the last.
The Chiefs head coach stacks the schedule during phases one and two of the Chiefs offseason program so that the current players are free of any distraction once phase three (OTAs) begins.