Dwayne Bowe will play Friday's preseason game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks according to head coach Romeo Crennel, Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports. Bowe ended his holdout from the Chiefs this past week, signing a one-year franchise tender worth $9.5 million.
"I will play him some, just give him a couple of plays here and there," Crennel said. "But I don't think he's ready to play a whole game or anything like that.''
Analysis: Bowe was technically eligible to play in last week's preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, but it would have been a quick turnaround from signing his tender. He should be in something more closely resembling football shape Friday, though don't expect too see the wideout taking very many reps. Bowe will need time to adjust to new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, as well, though hopefully he will have the kinks worked out by the start of the regular season. The sixth-year wideout will have to fight Tony Moeaki and an improving Jonathan Baldwin for targets, especially in the red zone, limiting his upside as a potential touchdown machine. He found the end zone just five times last season after catching 15 TD's in 2010.