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League suspends WR Bowe for Chiefs' opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe was suspended for the regular-season opener against Tennessee on Friday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Bowe, 30, was pulled over for speeding in a Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10, and was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver's license and two containers of suspected marijuana. He later pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering, and his attorney said there was no admission of guilt for the marijuana charge, which was dismissed.

Bowe, who signed a $56 million, five-year deal last offseason, issued a statement through the Players' Association: "I made an error in judgment. I take responsibility for my mistake and it will not happen again. I will be supporting my teammates in Week 1, and I cannot wait to get back on the field to help us win in Week 2 and beyond."

Bears: Tight end Zach Miller was placed on season-ending injured reserve because of the foot injury he suffered in Thursday's win over the Jaguars.

Jaguars: Right tackle Austin Pasztor broke his hand in Thursday's loss at Chicago and will be out at least a month.

Jets: Rookie receiver Jalen Saunders was involved in a single-car accident and was "taken to the hospital and is being monitored as a precaution," the team said. The fourth-round pick was on his way to the practice facility Friday morning.

Saints: Tight end Jimmy Graham caught his first touchdown, then quickly drew his first 15-yard penalty for dunking over the goalpost. He hauled in another in the second quarter, dunking and receiving another penalty. After the second penalty, coach Sean Payton chased him down and the two exchanged words. The celebration was outlawed by the NFL this offseason.

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