There were broadcast reports before Kansas City' preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals on Friday night that Bowe was seen at the airport, leading to widespread speculation he was about to report for training camp. Bowe, the Chiefs' leading receiver the past three seasons, had the franchise tag applied to him this year but has refused to sign a contract tender that would pay him about $9.5 million for the season.
"Nobody has told me anything, and so if he reports to camp, that will be the first time I see him and then we'll go about business as we need to," Crennel said in a conference call on Saturday with reporters. "I don't know what's going to happen. I haven't had any conversations or anything like that."
The Chiefs refused to give Bowe a long-term contract and he has been absent since camp opened on July 27. He is not expected to miss the regular season.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press