Chiefs release wide receiver Dwayne Bowe

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Chiefs cut wide receiver Dwayne Bowe
Thursday March 12th, 2015

The Kansas City Chiefs have released longtime wide receiver Dwayne Bowethe team announced.

The 30-year-old Bowe was Kansas City's first-round selection out of LSU in 2007. He has spent his entire eight-year career with the franchise.

In 118 games with the Chiefs, Bowe recorded 532 catches for 7,155 yards and 44 touchdowns. He made the Pro Bowl in 2010, when he led the NFL with 15 receiving touchdowns.

Bowe is the team's career leader in receiving yards per game, averaging 65.1.

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“On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I’d like to thank Dwayne for his contributions over the last eight seasons,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a release. “During his time with the Chiefs, Dwayne established himself as one of the best receivers in club history. We wish Dwayne nothing but the best as he moves forward.”

“It’s been a pleasure working with Dwayne the past two seasons,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “He showed up every day with a great attitude and did everything we asked of him. He was a productive player for a number of years here and I have a lot of respect for what he was able to accomplish.”

Bowe offered his goodbye to the franchise via Twitter.

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