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Old 10-17-2009, 11:54 AM   #1326
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"Nothing concrete" to Bowe rumors

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 17, 2009 1:52 PM ET

The trade of Gaines Adams won't do anything to quiet down the trade rumors floating around the NFL, usually on talk radio stations.

One of the more far-fetched ones included the Ravens talking to Kansas City about Dwayne Bowe. We're not sure exactly where the rumors came from -- we saw it here first -- but the rumor included Baltimore sending a second- and fifth-round pick for Bowe.

Old PFT buddy Aaron Wilson confirms there is "nothing concrete" to the rumors.

While Ravens coach John Harbaugh wouldn't rule out a possible deal of some sort Friday, this one seems unlikely for a variety of reasons. Primary among them is that Dwayne Bowe is a relatively low-cost quality player on a Chiefs team that needs more of them. Since some tough love in the preseason, Bowe has responded with 15 catches for 181 yards and three touchdowns in four games.

That doesn't sound like much, but he's clearly the best receiver on the Chiefs. He's cut down on his drops and made a clutch touchdown grab on fourth-and-seven last week to force overtime against the Cowboys.

Bowe is one of the few top-shelf talents on the Chiefs roster; coaching him up seems like a far better option than trading him away.
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