Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs agree to 5-year deal, according to report

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The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a five-year deal with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on Monday.

The Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe agreed to terms on a five-year contract on Monday according to ESPN's Adam Schefter -- a deal which allows Kansas City to use its franchise tag on offensive lineman Branden Albert.

Bowe received $9.5 million to play under the tag in 2012, and would have cost the Chiefs over $11 million in cap space in 2013, had Kansas City used the franchise tag on him again.

It came out recently that the Chiefs and Bowe started talks on a long-term contract that would keep the 28-year-old receiver in Kansas City for the foreseeable future. The contract talks heated up and came to fruition, with new general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid at the helm.

Former general manager Scott Pioli was not engaged in long term contract talks with Bowe, it seems.

Bowe has been with the Chiefs since 2007. He had a down year in 2012, catching 59 passes for 801 yards with just three touchdowns, but he did miss three games after suffering broken ribs in December. In 2011, when the Chiefs placed the franchise tag on him, Bowe had 81 receptions for 1,159 yards and five touchdowns.

Bowe is a legitimate No. 1 receiver and the Chiefs, who had the worst record in the NFL last season with just two wins, would certainly benefit from him sticking around.

Bowe will help keep some continuity on offense, and gives newly acquired quarterback Alex Smith a legitimate No. 1 receiver to throw to. Kansas City finished the 2012 season with the league's worst passing offense. Smith and Bowe are undoubtedly entrenched in Reid's plans to turn Kansas City's passing game into an asset in 2013.

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