Buffalo Bills Miss Out on WR Dwayne Bowe

By Dan Parzych
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While it seemed like a long shot, Buffalo Bills fans were hoping Stevie Johnson would figure out a way to recruit Dwayne Bowe away from the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2013 season. Unfortunately for the Bills, that won’t be happening at all this season.

With deadline for the franchise tag taking place on Monday, Bowe agreed to a five-year deal with the Chiefs–eliminating all hope of him landing with the Bills. Johnson gave Buffalo fans hope when he recently discussed how close he was with Bowe and how he was trying to get him to join the Bills.

Apparently, Johnson must not have tried hard enough–but it’s difficult to blame Bowe.

Despite finishing with the worst record in 2012, the Chiefs have made numerous changes to their roster and coaching staff this offseason to make sure things turn around in 2013. Not only did Kansas City bring on Andy Reid as head coach, but they have an agreement with the San Francisco 49ers to acquire Alex Smith to take over the role at starting quarterback.

When taking all of this into consideration, it’s no surprise to hear Bowe wanted to return to the Chiefs considering expectations are high.

There’s no question Bowe would have made a great addition to the Bills, but the chances were already slim enough to begin with. Buffalo could certainly use some help in the passing game to play alongside Johnson–so it should be interesting to see what the rest of the offseason has in store.

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