The Kansas City Chiefs will be arriving in St. Joseph today in preparation for training camp which will kick off tomorrow when the team hits the field for its first practice.
The story lines will be many throughout camp, but today the focus will be on just two players: Dwayne Bowe and Dontari Poe. Neither player has a contract yet.
By now you know the story. Bowe has to play the 2012 season under the franchise tender the Chiefs offered him. He has previously said that he would be at camp on time. However, yesterday’s prediction (not a report) by Adam Schefter of ESPN , that Bowe would hold out long into camp, has some Chiefs fans worried. We’ll find out today if Bowe plans to stay true to his word of if he plans to stick it to the Chiefs (and himself) by continuing what is now a pointless holdout.
As for Poe, the situation is a little less clear. Just a couple of days ago there were reports that the Chiefs and Poe were not close on a deal. The Chiefs don’t usually announce signings until the pen hits the paper so there is a chance a deal is in place and that Poe will sign it when he arrives today for camp. If there isn’t a deal, well then presumably Poe won’t show and then we’ll know where that situation stands.
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has done a pretty good job of getting his draft picks in on time, except for OLB Justin Houston, who did miss some time last season while his deal was being completed.
We’ll be monitoring the situation today and we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything.
What do you think Addicts? Will Bowe be there? What about Poe?