Mailbag: Will Dwayne Bowe stay in KC?

Midweek mail call:

Bill from San Diego wants to know if I think native sons Reggie Bush and Alex Smith could join the hometown Chargers.

Bill Williamson: Smith is not an option. He wouldn’t start in San Diego and I don’t think he would want to come as a backup. Bush could perhaps fit, depending on the thoughts of the new coaching staff, but I don’t think he’d be a focal point or a priority.

Chris from San Diego wants to know if Andy Reid will try to keep free-agent receiver Dwayne Bowe,

BW: Good question. Reid has spent money on offense before and he loves receivers. If he thinks Bowe is worth a big deal, I can see Reid really thinking about it. I think the odds of Bowe staying in Kansas City are greater with this regime than had the previous regime been kept.

Antonio from San Diego wants to know if I think Kansas City left tackle Branden Albert could sign with the Chargers in free agency.

BW: Like Bowe, I think Albert may be sticking with the Chiefs. In fact, I think Albert’s chances of staying in Kansas City are greater than Bowe because he may be a bigger candidate to be franchised. But if Albert does get on the open market, I could see the Chargers being interested. Left tackle is their biggest need. The Chargers will have to fill it in either free agency or the draft.