CLEVELAND – When the Browns made the offseason move to get free agent wide out Dwayne Bowe, it was expected that he would be the leader of the receiving core with Josh Gordon suspended for the entire 2015 season.
Now, with the final preseason game upon the Browns and the rest of the NFL, there’s rumblings that Bowe may not even make the Browns final roster.
Comments from former NFL player now commentator Solomon Wilcots, who calls the Browns preseason games, on today’s team pregame radio show made it sound like Bowe on the final roster isn’t a done deal.
“He needs to deliver (tonight),” Wilcots said. “After talking to the coaches he needs to show up tonight to be a part of the 53-man roster (this weekend).”.
Bowe signed a two year, $13 million contract with the Browns on March 20th of this past year. He received a $3.5 million signing bonus and $9 million in guarantees. Another $500,000 is available in incentives.
The wide out has eight years NFL experience after being drafted by the Chiefs in the first round (#23 overall) back in 2007 out of Louisiana State.
Many felt that without Gordon the Browns wide out core needed an infusion of talent to help out QB Josh McCown, and while it would be hard to believe that the team would dump Bowe, anything can happen and if he’s not living up to the build he got when he was signed, the team could simply decide to cut their losses.