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Browns Officially Sign WR Dwayne Bowe To A Two-Year, $12.5M Deal

Update:

The Browns announced the signing of veteran WR Dwayne Bowe on Friday.

  • Joel Corry reports that Bowe receives a two-year contract worth $12.5 million that includes $9 million guaranteed.
  • Bowe gets a signing bonus of $3.5 million.

“Dwayne is a player that adds a big, tough and physical presence to our group,” Browns GM Ray Farmer said. “His ability to play in high traffic areas of the field for contested catches is something we really like. We have talked about having a versatile group of wide receivers that can align and play from various positions, and he can do that. His position versatility to inside and outside numbers appeals to us in a variety of ways. We look forward to seeing how he will help our team.

The Browns were the perfect situation from the fan base to the style of offense and the way I’ll be utilized to help the team go to the next level,” Bowe said. “After eight years, you’re a pro’s pro. I’ve had every style of coaching, every personality. I’ve been through a lot and it’s going to make this transition a little easier because of what I’ve been through. The fan base is crazy just like Kansas City and is something I’m excited to be a part of. The positive energy I’m going to bring to the locker room is definitely going to take the Dawg Pound to the next level.”

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are signing former Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe to a contract.

  • Adam Scehfter confirms that Bowe will receive a two-year contract from Cleveland.
  • Rapoport adds that the Browns had Bowe has one of their top offseason priorities and kept working until they had an agreement in place.

Cleveland showed a great deal of interest in Bowe under contract since he became available, so this isn’t the most surprising news, especially considering their need for a receiver.

Following his release from the Chiefs, the Browns brought him in for a visit a few days later and there have been no reported visits since then.

There is an obvious connection between the Browns and Bowe given that GM Ray Farmer was the Chiefs director of pro personnel from 2006 – 2012.

Bowe, 30, had another three years remaining on his five-year, $56 million contract when he was released. The move freed up $5 million in cap space for the Chiefs.

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.

  • Gary Grinch

    Not a fan of the Browns, but it’s about time they started signing some decent help at WR. The position had been a thorn in the offensive side of the ball for 2-3 years now. I also think they have a good coach for a change, which helps.

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