KANSAS CITY, Mo. Larry Johnson Chiefs Jersey . -- Dwayne Bowe deftly avoided the locker room full of prying TV cameras, finally emerging onto the Kansas City Chiefs practice field Wednesday as if nothing was amiss. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver spent the rest of the afternoon preparing for Sunday nights AFC West showdown against the Broncos, a game in which hell start despite a weekend arrest for speeding and possession of marijuana. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that he intends to let the legal situation run its course, but he made it clear that Bowe will be in the starting lineup for the unbeaten Chiefs. "There are rules and regulations put in place and well abide by the rules and regulations, and well make sure we take all of the information that comes out as it goes through the process," Reid said. "Thats where were going with it." Bowe did not speak to reporters, instead issuing a statement in which he apologized "for the distraction I have caused the team this week." "Due to the nature of the pending matter, I am unable to make any further comment on the situation," Bowes statement said. According to police, Bowes wallet was discovered along with two containers that held about one-third of an ounce of suspected marijuana. Bowe was cited for speeding and possession of a controlled substance. He posted $750 bond and faces a Dec. 18 court appearance. The Chiefs were off last week before beginning their preparations for Denver. "I addressed him, had that opportunity to talk to him, and Ill leave it at that," Reid said. "There are laws, rules and regulations, and Ill leave it at that." Reid did say that Bowe has been a model teammate. "Dwaynes been a team player since Ive been here," Reid said. "He doesnt want to bring any problems to the table. Thats not what he wants to do." It is unlikely Bowe will be disciplined until after his court date. While the Chiefs are barred from disciplining the former Pro Bowl wide receiver for violating the leagues substance-abuse policy, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the past has handed down one-game suspensions and fines of an additional game check for similar cases. Bowe, who signed five-year, $56 million deal in the off-season, has struggled to live up to the expectations that come with being one of the games best-paid wide receivers. Hes second on the team with 33 catches for 369 yards and two touchdowns during the Chiefs 9-0 start. This isnt the first time that Bowe has proven to be a distraction. He was suspended four games in 2009 for violating the NFLs policy on performance-enhancing drugs after taking what his agent called an unapproved weight-loss supplement. He also made questionable comments to a magazine a few years ago about womanizing that allegedly occurred at team hotels, and then misstated the name of Chiefs ownership family in his apology. Now in his seventh season, Bowe is second in franchise history with 448 catches, trailing only former tight end Tony Gonzalez. He has 6,078 yards receiving, sixth-most in team history, and 41 touchdown catches, fifth-most in Chiefs history. With the spectre of a high-profile showdown against Denver hanging over the locker room, Chiefs players were reticent to discuss Bowes arrest during Tuesdays availability. Quarterback Alex Smith guided the conversation back to the Broncos any time the topic was broached, though he did say players with larger contracts have an obligation to be leaders. "Its a lot different than the collegiate level or the high school level. When you get to the NFL, theres a lot that comes with it," Smith said. "We have a bunch of guys that are focused on winning, doing things the right way." Cornerback Brandon Flowers sidestepped questions about Bowes arrest, saying only that "there are no distractions at all. I can promise you that." Veteran linebacker Tamba Hali likewise deflected questions back to the Broncos game. "He knows were here for him. We practice with him every day," Hali said. "Again, a situation like that, its far beyond us. We just want to continue to focus on what weve got here. Its a legal matter. We just want that process to take care of itself." Tony Gonzalez Jersey . Winning more at home probably should be on the list. The Flames look to avoid a fifth defeat in six home games by winning a sixth straight meeting with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Anthony Sherman Youth Jersey . Dont miss a single shot, live on TSN beginning at 7pm et/4pm pt. Winners of their last eight games, the Heat return to Toronto for the second time in the month of November. After beginning the season 4-3, allowing 100.9 points on 47 per cent shooting, Miamis resurgent defence has vaulted them back to the top of a weak Eastern Conference. http://www.prochiefsauthentic.com/Youth-Darwin-Thompson-Elite-Jersey/ . 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Instead of time off, Clarkson dedicated himself to a workout schedule in an effort to sustain the improvement in his play in the week leading up to the Olympic break. "Especially with the year, the way its gone for me, when you go through a tough time, sometimes youve got to dig deep and find a way to get back to work and try to stay healthy." So far, Clarksons off-ice work over the break has paid off, at least in the eyes of his head coach. "He worked out and maintained a high level of conditioning and its shown here during this mini camp," Randy Carlyle praised, singling Clarkson out after putting his team through another high tempo practice with a heavy emphasis on battle drills designed to ensure the team hits the ground running when they resume their schedule on Thursday night against the New York Islanders. Reunited with Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul on a line in the second last game before the Olympic break in Tampa Bay, Carlyle was impressed with the trios performance against the Lightning and the following game against the Vancouver Canucks. The three had played together most recently for a couple of games at the end of November before various injuries and suspensions kept them apart. Christian Okoye Jersey. "We think the combination of Kadri, Lupul and Clarkson have been a real strong force for us over the last little while and theres no reason to change that," said Carlyle. "We think they should be challenging the Bozak, Kessel and van Riemsdyk lines for minutes, offensive minutes." Likely more of a challenge than an expectation given the tear that the JVR-Bozak-Kessel unit was on heading into the break, an element of consistent production from that group would be welcomed to take some of the onus off the top line. Clarkson seems to be pleased with the chemistry developing among his linemates so far. "I think playing with those two, we made a lot of good plays," he said. "We were in the other teams zone, we were doing a lot and I think it was the healthiest Ive felt since coming back off the elbow (injury)." Signing a seven-year, $36.75 million deal to play in his hometown last summer, the expectations were high, probably too high to legitimately expect them to be met. At that price, production is expected in the range of 20 to 30 goals and 55-65 points. But Clarkson is not a player who will consistently reach those targets. He knows the criticism has been abundant. "In sports, I think you have to blank some stuff out whether its what people are saying or whats going on," said Clarkson. "As a player you go through ups and downs and its how you come out of it and how you handle it. You work hard through those times to get stronger and better." Finally healthy, a strong performance down the stretch could go a long way in helping to silence some of his critics and erase the disappointment of the first three quarters of the season. It promises to be tough, hard sprint to the finish and its type of hockey Clarkson wouldnt want any other way. "This is playoff hockey," he said, "the rest of the season is what its all about." ' ' '