Reports from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport have the Browns agreeing to terms with veteran wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs is expected to be in line to be the Browns’ No. 1 receiver.
However, for those following The Orange & Brown Report, they already knew this was close to happening.
The OBR’s Lane Adkins reported in the ‘Fast Lane’ early Thursday morning.
“The Browns and the agent for FA WR Dwayne Bowe have maintained contact as the Browns attempt to get the veteran under contract.
Through Wednesday, the Browns and Bowe had closed a substantial gap in contract dollars, with the player seeking additional guaranteed dollars, while the Browns seek additional incentives and options.
As the process has progresses, both parties believe a deal will be reached.”
Bowe (6-2, 221) visited the Browns last weekend and has been in talks with the team since. Terms of the contract have not been announced.
Bowe, 30, was released by the Chiefs last week, primarily when the team signed unrestricted free agent Jeremy Maclin. Bowe had played all eight years in the NFL for Kansas City.
Bowe has caught 532 passes for 7,155 yards (13.4 avg.) in his career with 44 touchdowns after being a first round draft choice of the Chiefs in 2007.
In 2008, Bowe caught 86 passes for 1,022 yards, including seven touchdowns. In 2010, he had 72 receptions for 1162 yards, including 15 touchdowns. His final 1,000 yard receiving season was in 2011 when he caught 81 passes for 1,159 yards and five touchdowns.
Last year, Bowe had 60 catches for 754 yards, but had no touchdowns.