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Dwayne Bowe Likely To Stay With Chiefs After Stanford Routt Signing

According to Gregg Rosenthal of NBC Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs signing of CB Stanford Routt on Monday has major implications for their two main free agents:

The Chiefs essentially decided to sign Stanford Routt over trying to re-sign cornerback Brandon Carr to agree to a long-term deal.

One big benefit to Routt's contract: Now Kansas City can use the franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.

The Chiefs have a huge amount of salary cap space, so it should be easy to tag Bowe. A long-term deal could be tough to put together quickly. A one-year contract will give Bowe motivation to play his best again in 2012; motivation has been an issue at times during his career.

On Twitter, Chiefs players and writers agreed with Rosenthal's conclusion: