Kansas City general manger Scott Pioli offered no update on the situation with receiver Dwayne Bowe. He is not expected to attend the team’s mandatory minicamp. He's not technically under contract because he hasn’t signed his franchise tag.
Again, this is just a procedural situation that will eventually play itself out. Bowe is not going to bypass $9-plus million this year (his franchise tag number) if he is not given long-term deal before he signs his tender.
In other AFC West news:
Linebacker Brian Banks will be in Seattle and Minnesota later this week after he works out in Kansas City on Tuesday. The Chargers worked him out last week, but they don't have any current plans to sign him.
The AFC West engaged in some tight games in 2011.