Despite missing part of training camp due to a contract dispute with the Kansas City Chiefs, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe said Saturday he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
Bowe, who signed his franchise tender earlier this week, says he's been putting in extra work to get caught up on the Chiefs' playbook after missing all but two practices of the first three weeks of training camp. But he admitted he's still doesn't know "100 percent" of the playbook.
"I'm quite into it," Bowe said. "I'm pretty smart. I want to say 90 to 95 percent. Next week, I should be at 100."
Bowe was limited during the Chiefs' 44-14 blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, catching one pass for 9 yards. After the game he said rust hasn't been an issue for him so far.
"Not rust, but just being acclimated to the speed is what I've missed." Bowe said. "But, we've got one more preseason game. Once I get that down, I'll be ready for the regular season."
Bowe and the Chiefs travel to Green Bay next Thursday for their final preseason tune up before opening the regular season at home against the Arizona Cardinals.