Found July 29, 2012 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Because what else are you going to do? Play "Angry Birds" until your thumbs bleed? Learn macram? Audition for "Dancing With The Stars?" Make celebrity cameos on Rob Gronkowski's new reality show? Come to camp, Dwayne Bowe. Come on, man. This is starting to get silly. Look, we get it. You were itching for a long-term deal. Or maybe a ticket out of town. Whatever. Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli held all the cards here, and he played them like a champ. So out came the franchise tag, and a 1-year tender for this fall worth a reported 9.5 million. And yeah, even if you roll up the kind of numbers that'd put Megatron to shame, they might still slap you with the franchise tag again next spring -- just because they can. Is it ideal? No. But it's also projected as a payout of 11.4 million for 2013. If that qualifies as disrespect, we should all be so unjustly overlooked. We know, we know. St. Joseph in August can come off a bit like ...
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