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David Bowens | Linebacker

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (40) / 7/3/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 265
College: Western Illinois
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 5 (158) / DEN

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Browns released LB David Bowens.
Bowens didn't fit Cleveland's new 4-3, and the old Eric Mangini favorite turns 34 before next season. He was never going to see his $1.65 million scheduled salary. We'd have a lot more confidence in Bowens finding a new home if Mangini was still in the league. He's a coaching free agent. Wed, Feb 9, 2011 06:23:00 PM

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Browns LB David Bowens will not retire in 2011 after 12 seasons in the NFL.

The 33-year-old recorded 40 tackles in 15 games in a season highlighted by two touchdowns in the Week 7 upset of the Saints. Bowens is due $1.65 million next season.
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 09:43:00 AM

Browns coach Eric Mangini expects LB David Bowens (head) to play in Week 15.

It appears the veteran linebacker has avoided a concussion. Bowens has 27 tackles in 12 games this season.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 10:16:00 AM

Browns LB David Bowens left Sunday's game against the Bills in the fourth quarter with a head injury and did not return.

Bowens may have suffered a concussion. The veteran reserve has 27 tackles on the season.
Mon, Dec 13, 2010 10:03:00 AM

David Bowens is expected to take the Browns' old outside linebacker role vacated by free agent Willie McGinest.

Bowens turns 32 before the season and is coming off knee surgery, so the Browns had better hope second-round pick David Veikune comes along fast. Bowens won't alleviate any double teams from OLB Kamerion Wimbley.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 10:51:00 AM

Browns signed LB David Bowens to a four-year, $7.2 million contract.

While Rex Ryan acquires good players from his old team in New York, Eric Mangini is bringing in mediocre ex-Jets. Nobody else would've given Bowens, 32 and coming off knee surgery, a four-year deal for this much. He certainly isn't the answer to the gaping hole opposite OLB Kamerion Wimbley.
Tue, Mar 10, 2009 08:24:00 PM

Free agent OLB David Bowens is reportedly leaning towards playing for the Browns over re-signing with the Jets.

At 32, Bowens is on the downswing as a backup and special teams player. He reportedly "loves" playing for Eric Mangini, which puts him select company.
Sun, Mar 8, 2009 05:18:00 PM

Free agent LB David Bowens will visit the Browns on Wednesday.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reveals that Bowens needed his knee scoped after last season. It's questionable whether he'll be able to pass physicals.
Tue, Mar 3, 2009 08:02:00 PM

The Jets are interested in bringing back free agent LB David Bowens, but only at the right price.

The Jets released Bowens in February to avoid paying him a roster bonus and $2 million salary. There is reportedly some organizational concern that Bowens "can't run anymore," but new coach Rex Ryan likes his attitude.
Mon, Mar 2, 2009 01:13:00 PM

Jets released LB David Bowens.

The 10-year veteran was due a $2 million salary in the final season of a three-year deal, but the Jets don't want to pay that kind of money to an aging backup. They may focus on Ravens free agents Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard with their new-found cap space.
Source: Newsday
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 07:38:00 PM

David Bowens was on the ground for about a minute before limping slightly to the sidelines near the end of the first half against the Broncos.

He walked off under his own power. His prospects for returning aren't yet known.
Sun, Nov 30, 2008 05:44:00 PM

Jets LB David Bowens is expected to get the start at inside linebacker in place of David Harris (groin) Sunday.

The 10th-year veteran has moved from pass rusher to inside backer, but he's still managed three sacks already this season.
Fri, Oct 31, 2008 11:39:00 AM

Jets signed DE David Bowens to a three-year, $6.1 million contract.

The deal includes a first-year guarantee of $700,000 and incentives that can add an additional $2 million to the contract. Bowens was courted by four teams and adds necessary depth to New York's outside linebacker group.
Tue, Mar 27, 2007 07:28:00 PM

Free agent DE David Bowens is expected to sign a contract on Tuesday.

Bowens has been in discussion with the Panthers, Jets, and Dolphins.
Tue, Mar 27, 2007 12:22:00 PM

The Jets are still negotiating with free agent DE David Bowens.

New England and Carolina also are reportedly interested in Bowens, probably as a reserve. Bowens hasn't ruled out returning to Miami.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Mar 23, 2007 10:03:00 AM