Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe's status in doubt after arrest

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested outside Kansas City over the weekend on charges of speeding and possessing marijuana, throwing his status for a pivotal AFC West showdown against the Denver Broncos into question.

Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who has 33 catches for the Chiefs, was arrested on two charges.    FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who has 33 catches for the Chiefs, was arrested on two charges.

Bowe was pulled over for going about 48 mph in a 35 mph zone, police in suburban Riverside said Tuesday. Police said an officer smelled “a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle,” and asked Bowe and two passengers to get out of the car.

It’s unclear whether Bowe will be available for Sunday’s game.

FALCONS: The team has lost another player for the season, placing offensive tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve.

Baker, considered the team’s best offensive lineman, was plagued by a knee injury and had already missed five games.

The Falcons (2-7) have been ravaged by injuries. Baker was the fourth starter to go down for the season.

PATRIOTS: Tight end Rob Gronkowski was videotaped mocking a man of Asian heritage at a Foxborough, Mass., bar last week.

Gronkowski was heard on a tape posted by TMZ Sports mocking a man wearing Gronkowski’s No. 87 jersey.

“They told me he could only cook fried rice,” Gronkowski said into a microphone at the club. He then called the man “Leslie Chow,” the Asian character played by Ken Jeong in the Hangover movies.

PACKERS: Beset by injuries at quarterback, the team has signed former Packer Matt Flynn.

Flynn’s addition comes to a team in flux at quarterback after injuries to Aaron Rodgers and Seneca Wallace, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a left groin injury.

Flynn had worked out for the Packers on Monday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that Scott Tolzien, who replaced Wallace in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, would start this Sunday against the New York Giants.

JAGUARS: Linebacker LaRoy Reynolds has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

The Jaguars announced the suspension Tuesday, saying Reynolds will miss games against Arizona, Cleveland and Houston twice.

TEXANS: Released safety Ed Reed and also placed running back Arian Foster on season-ending injured reserve.

Foster, who has a bulging disk, is scheduled to have back surgery Thursday.

The 35-year-old Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler who was the Texans’ prize acquisition of the offseason, said Sunday night after Houston’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals that the Texans were “outplayed and outcoached” in certain situations. Reed played only 12 snaps against the Cardinals.

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