Like a handful of his fellow receivers around the league, Dwayne Bowe has become his team’s franchise player.

Per the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs slapped Bowe with the franchise tag on Monday, just minutes before the 4 p.m. deadline.

This move was widely anticipated with Bowe and the Chiefs unable to come to terms on a long-term deal, a recurring theme for many other NFL wideouts. (See: Welker, Wes.)

Reportedly seeking an extremely lucrative contract, the expectation is that Bowe, a one-time All-Pro, will play out the 2012 season on the one-year, $9.4 million tender.

The Chiefs’ leading receiver of the past five seasons, Bowe hauled in a career-high 81 passes, posting 1,159 yards and five touchdowns in 2011, despite a shaky quarterback situation and an offensive group that generally lacked ability.

Bowe joins Welker, DeSean Jackson, and Stevie Johnson as receivers who’ve been issued the tag.

Written by Zach Kelberman via FeedCrossing

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