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Dwayne Bowe | Wide Receiver

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
College: LSU
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New Browns WR Dwayne Bowe is confident he'll bounce back in 2015.
"Just sit back and watch," were Bowe's words. Bowe said he recently broke down film with Browns GM Ray Farmer, and believes Farmer's team knows how to utilize him. "(Farmer) was pulling up old plays, saying, 'We are going to use you just like that,'" Bowe said. "Moving around, going on motion, trying to hit the deep ball, trying to break plays." We don't share Bowe's optimism for a turn-back-the-clock 2015. Bowe escaped a lousy quarterback situation for an even-worse setup in Cleveland. Mar 31 - 6:56 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Dwayne Bowe's two-year contract with the Browns is worth $12.5 million with $9 million guaranteed and a $3.5 million signing bonus.

Bowe's 2015 base salary of $2.65 million is fully guaranteed, while $2.85 million of Bowe's 2016 salary ($6.15 million) is also guaranteed. It's a surprisingly aggressive contract for a wide receiver going on age 31 who many seem to believe is nearing the end of the line. Browns GM Ray Farmer clearly disagrees. Bowe should be locked in as Cleveland's No. 1 receiver this year.
Mar 24 - 10:08 AM

Browns agreed to terms with WR Dwayne Bowe, formerly of the Chiefs, to a two-year contract.

Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Bowe was one of the Browns' "top offseason priorities." Going on 31 — and coming off a zero-touchdown season — Bowe will slot in outside opposite Brian Hartline, with Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel working the middle of the field. Arch-conservative QB Alex Smith helped depress Bowe's numbers in Kansas City, but it's not as if Josh McCown is going to be a boon for his box scores. Bowe still has something left in the tank, but his fantasy difference-making days are long gone. In 2014, Browns top receivers Bowe, Hartline, and Hawkins combined for four touchdowns on 162 catches. Browns K Garrett Hartley is headed for a record-breaking year.
Mar 19 - 1:45 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports free agent Dwayne Bowe's visit with the Browns went "very well."

Per Caplan, "Interest from player and team is clearly there." As far as we know, Bowe hasn't lined up any other visits. Bowe would make the most sense as someone else's No. 3 as opposed to Cleveland's No. 1/2, but his addition would make the Browns better.
Mar 15 - 4:57 PM

Free agent Dwayne Bowe is visiting the Browns on Saturday.

The Browns reportedly have strong interest in signing Bowe to complement Brian Hartline. Bowe has also been linked to Baltimore since his release, but this is his first visit. Cleveland has one of the worst receiver depth charts in the league and would be an ideal landing spot for Bowe in terms of sheer opportunity.
Mar 14 - 7:07 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Browns have "strong interest" in free agent WR Dwayne Bowe.

If the Browns sign Bowe to "complement" Brian Hartline on the perimeter, their inability to score touchdowns would be downright terrifying for opposing field goal units. Browns placekicker Garrett Hartley could have a huge year.
Mar 13 - 11:54 AM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects the team to have interest in free agent WRs Dwayne Bowe and Stevie Johnson.

Unlike Michael Crabtree and Kenny Britt, Bowe and Johnson were released and won't factor into compensatory draft pick allocation, which is holy to Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome. Bowe and Johnson are both bigger possession-type receivers on the outside, something Baltimore has lacked since Anquan Boldin left.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 13 - 9:48 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Browns "will be exploring" free agent WRs Dwayne Bowe and Stevie Johnson.

Cleveland has the worst receiver depth chart in the league with Brian Hartline sitting atop it as the default No. 1. Either Bowe or Johnson would immediately become the top dog out wide.
Mar 12 - 7:08 PM

Chiefs will release WR Dwayne Bowe.

They needed the cap room to fit in Ben Grubbs and Jeremy Maclin, among others. Going on age 31, Bowe becomes a top-five free agent wide receiver, joining Percy Harvin, Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson, and Kenny Britt. Unfortunately for him, that won't necessarily amount to much guaranteed on the open market. Bowe is coming off a 60-754-0 season in Kansas City. It's not entirely on Bowe, but he's gone 17 straight games without a touchdown catch.
Mar 12 - 1:58 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the "indications point to" the Chiefs releasing Dwayne Bowe this week.

NFL.com reports the move will come on Wednesday. This has been the expectation since word of Jeremy Maclin's deal leaked. Going on 31, Bowe is coming off his first touchdown-less season, though Alex Smith deserves as much of the blame as Bowe. Cutting Bowe would clear $5 million in cap space. Once set free, Bowe should find a new home relatively quickly.
Mar 10 - 1:16 PM

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs are expected to cut Dwayne Bowe unless they can unload him in a trade.

A high-priced perennial underachiever, Bowe has finally worn out his welcome in Kansas City. Finding the root of Bowe's struggles is like the chicken and egg argument: it's hard to tell if Bowe fared poorly because of Alex Smith or if it was the other way around. Either way, there's no way anyone is trading for Bowe at his $10.75 million salary. He'll hit free agency soon.
Mar 5 - 11:15 AM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects Kansas City to cut WR Dwayne Bowe if the two sides can't agree on a reduced contract.

Bowe, who turns 31 in September, just wrapped up the second season of a five-year, $56M contract. He's owed an absurd $11M in 2015 salary, but just $1.75M of that is guaranteed and the salary cap ramifications of a cut are minimal because of his one-game suspension in 2014. The cap-strapped Chiefs clearly can't afford to pay $11M for a wideout who caught zero touchdowns in 2014 and three in 2013. Bowe may balk at taking a paycut, instead looking to land with a more wideout-friendly quarterback and scheme.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 5 - 9:20 AM

Asked to assess Dwayne Bowe's 2014 performance, Chiefs GM John Dorsey offered "I think he's a really good teammate."

Bowe, 30, finished a pedestrian 2014 season with a 60-754-0 receiving line. His stats were 57-673-5 in 2013. "His numbers were very similar to the year before," Dorsey said. "I think he’s a really good teammate." Bowe seems to have slowed down the past two seasons, but quarterback Alex Smith's ultra-conservative playing style has a way of making wide receivers look slower on the field. Bowe is owed a whopping $11 million in 2015 salary and bonuses. $1.75 million of his base salary is guaranteed.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Dwayne Bowe had three catches for 30 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Chargers.

Bowe fumbled at the goal-line on what would have been his first score of the season. He'll finish without a touchdown for the only time in his career. Bowe led the Chiefs with 87 targets this year, but continued to be limited by Alex Smith. His 60 catches and 754 yards were a slight upgrade on his 2013 season. Kansas City should look to upgrade on Bowe as their No. 1 receiver this offseason.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:00:00 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) will play on Sunday versus San Diego.

Bowe has practiced very little in recent weeks, but he'll be out there in a must-win game for Kansas City. Chase Daniel will have a full supporting cast of Bowe, Travis Kelce, Albert Wilson, and Jason Avant versus the Colts.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:05:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Johnny Manziel
3Connor Shaw
4Thad Lewis
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Terrance West
3Duke Johnson
4Shaun Draughn
5Glenn Winston
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Terrance West
3RB1Terrance West
2Duke Johnson
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Taylor Gabriel
3Vince Mayle
4Marlon Moore
5Kevin Cone
WR21Brian Hartline
2Andrew Hawkins
3Travis Benjamin
4Rodney Smith
5Paul Browning
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Rob Housler
2Gary Barnidge
3Jim Dray
4Malcolm Johnson
5Randall Telfer
K1Travis Coons
2Carey Spear