Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has shed pounds during the offseason in hopes of having a bounceback season.
He has failed to reach 1,000 receiving yards in the last two seasons, but he caught 15 touchdown passes in 2010 while finishing with over 1,100 yards. He also finished with over 1,100 yards in 2011.
He had his worst season in 2013 by finishing with a mere 57 catches, 673 yards and five touchdown receptions in 15 games.
Bowe has vowed to return to his Pro Bowl form though, and has gotten off to a good start – at least judging by his claim that he has already lost 10 to 13 pounds.
“I made the initiative to be in better shape,” Bowe told NFL.com. “I’m getting older, and talking to the old vets, the only way you last longer is to be in better conditioning. I took that to the heart and am training extremely hard this year.”
This has been a result of him attending Larry Fitzgerald’s annual camp. He used his time there to improve his conditioning and route running. He has also taken the initiative to improve how he eats, and included fish and vegetables in his new diet.
Although he is in better shape, it will be difficult for him to be a Pro Bowl receiver with no dangerous receiving threat opposite him. Donnie Avery is entering 2014 as the Chiefs’ No. 2 receiver.