It's the first official day of practice for the Chiefs in St. Joseph and the team is still waiting on one of their top players.
While it's Day 2 at Chiefs camp, it's the first official practice day and the big question is whether Dwayne Bowe is going to be at camp.
Bowe has yet to sign his contract tender from the Chiefs which is a franchise player, one year, $9 million deal. A lot of media people said Bowe needs to be at camp and not just for himself, but for the team.
"This is a guy that wants a long-term contract, a guy who thinks he should have a long-term contract, but he's not here getting ready for the season. It's going to hurt his development this year as a player," Bob Fescoe with 610 Sports Radio said.
"He's got a skill set the team can use, but what the team is going to do the next two weeks is exactly what Dwayne Bowe needs. He needs to be better at route-running, he needs to get this offense down, he needs to be more precise," Mitch Holtus, radio voice of the Chiefs, said.
Chiefs Coach Romeo Crennel said he's not sure when Bowe will get to camp.
"He is not here and the only thing that I can tell you is that he's not here. And I'm only working with the guys who are here so I know nothing about that situation," Crennel said.
The Chiefs are very young this year and some might think that would be a problem, but what they lack in years, they make up for in experience and many say that could make for a very exciting team.
"I think it's one of the more intriguing teams in the league this year. The Chiefs have nobody over 30-years-old so they are the youngest team in the NFL and in the long-run, I think that's good right now. We'll just have to see," Kansas City Star Chiefs writer Adam Teicher said.
"Well I think this team is going to be better, there's no way it can't be. I think Romeo Crennel had the respect of this team, I think these guys know what he's about and they know what he's going to be able to do. I see nothing but good things as long as Matt Cassel can get better," Kansas City Star Chiefs writer Kent Babb.
About 5 p.m., the Chiefs will wrap up their first of 15 open practices to the public.
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