Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe did not practice yesterday with a groin injury, thus creating some minor worries that Bowe could potentially miss this week’s game against Joe Haden and the Cleveland Browns. Bowe is extremely important to the Chiefs offense, because he is easily the team’s best pass-catcher. If he were to miss a game, then Donnie Avery would have to step in as the No. 1 receiver; that’s not a recipe for success. Both Bowe and starting safety Kendrick Lewis have been listed questionable on the injury report, but ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Chiefs are expecting both players to play.
Honestly, it would be a shock to see Lewis miss this week’s game against the Browns, so this expectation reported by Werder is more noteworthy when it comes to Bowe’s status. Injuries suffered late in the week are tricky, and Bowe probably strained his groin during Thursday’s practice.
The injury doesn’t sound significant enough to cost Bowe this week’s game, and Chiefs fans should hope that Bowe isn’t too limited by the injury. He’s going to have a tough enough time as it is when going up against an elite corner like Haden. This is a big week for Jamaal Charles, who basically carries the offense whenever Alex Smith and the Chiefs passing attack isn’t clicking, which seems to be more often than the Chiefs would like.