Dwayne Bowe officially retires from NFL as a Chief

Posted: 2:11 PM, May 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 15:19:43-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Continuing a trend this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs announced the signing of another former star Thursday to a one-day contract.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who spent eight of his nine NFL season with the Chiefs, retired as a Chief, according to a post from the team’s official Twitter account.

Bowe, 34, appeared in 118 games with Kansas City after being selected No. 23 overall in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

He finished his Chiefs career with 532 receptions for 7,155 yards and 44 touchdowns,

Bowe had three 1,000-yard seasons, including a Pro Bowl season in 2010 when he made 72 catches for a career-high 1,162 yards with an NFL-best 15 touchdowns.

The former LSU star followed up that campaign with a career-high 81 catches for 1,159 yards and five touchdowns in 2011 before his play started to decline.

Bowe — who finished his career in Cleveland, playing seven games in 2015 — ranks second in Chiefs history in receptions, third in receiving yards and fifth in receiving touchdowns.

Former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles retired May 1 after signing a one-day contract and linebacker Derrick Johnson retired May 8 as a Chiefs .

He was cited for marijuana possession in November 2013, but ultimately pleaded guilty to an amended charge — defective equipment and littering — in April 2014.

Bowe was suspended for the 2014 season opener. He also was suspended four games in November 2009 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy