The Kansas City Chiefs are going to reach an agreement with Pro Bowl wide receiver Dwayne Bowe sometime soon. After all, the player has officially landed in Kansas City as of yesterday and a player who plans to continue to hold out doesn't go to the site of the team he's planning on not playing for. However the reports are conflictive at this point as to whether Bowe has already signed his franchise tender with the Chiefs.
KMBC is reporting that the two sides have reached a deal for this year, which really at this point is about a player agreeing to a salary already designated for him due to the franchise tender. However, NFL.com has a source saying it's not a done deal yet. Either way, something should be concluded shortly -- perhaps Monday at the latest.
Bowe must play out the 2012 season and will become a free agent once again in the 2013 offseason. The team can then reach a long-term agreement or the player can be franchised once again at an ever-escalating cost above the $9.5 million he will receive this season. The two sides could also part ways in the end. It likely depends on Bowe's production, behavior and how well these wounds heal.