Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe sat out practice today and has been placed on the Non-football Injury list by the team.
It started with a report from Ian Rapoport:
The #Chiefs have placed WR Dwayne Bowe on the Non-Football Injury list, I’m told. It’s unclear why at this point.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2013
Then speculation began that Bowe failed his conditioning test.
From Pro Football Talk:
Dwayne Bowe has been placed on Kansas City’s non-football injury list, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
There’s no word on what the issue is with Bowe. The NFI designation can be for anything from failing a conditioning test to having a nagging injury to suffering from an illness.
It wasn’t just Pro football Talk that mentioned Bowe could have failed his conditioning test. Rumors were flying on Twitter, with some fans likely having flashbacks to when Bowe came to camp overweight back in 2009. At the time, Bowe suffered the wrath of then head coach, Todd Haley.
After practice, however, Andy Reid set the record straight.
According to Reid, Bowe simply has a bad chest cold. Despite that, the veteran WR passed his conditioning test. The team doctors say it is ok for him to be on the field but he is not yet clear to practice.