However, his contract is apparently preventing them from cutting him loose, seeing as Bowe has $9 million guaranteed in salary the next two years.
Bowe is still recovering from a hamstring injury that he has been dealing with, which led to him playing and practicing very sparingly in the preseason. Even when Bowe was able to play in the team’s fourth and final preseason game, he was underwhelming.
As of now, Bowe has received a $3.5 million signing bonus and a guaranteed salary of $2.65 million this season. Beyond that, Bowe already $2.85 million of his $6.15 million salary for 2016 already guaranteed.
Many were puzzled as to why the Browns would be willing to pay him this kind of money after he was cut by the Chiefs. Although, Bowe has ties to Browns general manager Ray Farmer, and the team had to find some receiver help this year.
Bowe, 30, signed a two-year, $12.5 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed with the Browns.
In 2014, Bowe appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and caught 60 passes for 754 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 45 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.