Reid: Bowe finger injury may explain drops

Updated: August 14, 2014, 12:38 PM ET

By Adam Teicher |

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed a finger injury to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe that could explain why Bowe has dropped a lot of passes at training camp.

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Rob Carr/Getty ImagesDwayne Bowe’s “finger is shot,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed Thursday.

“His finger is shot,” Reid said Thursday. “It’s been thrown out of place about 15 times and he’s not catching the ball. But he’s getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing.”

Bowe indeed has missed no practice time at training camp at Missouri Western State University. Bowe played in last week’s preseason opener against Cincinnati, catching one pass for 10 yards.

Reid didn’t list Bowe as among the injured players who won’t participate in Sunday’s night’s preseason game against the Panthers in Charlotte.

Bowe had a particularly tough practice on Wednesday. He caught the first pass that came his way but only after juggling it. He then dropped a pair of passes and deflected another that went for an interception.

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