The Redskins picked up an expensive defensive lineman Thursday, it just wasn’t Cullen Jenkins. At least not yet.
For now, Washington fans can envision how former Cowboys defensive end Stephen Bowen will fit into the dramatically re-modeled Redskins defense. Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that Bowen will make $27.5 million over five years, including $12.5 million guaranteed.
That’s a lot of money for a guy with only 11 career starts, although it’s worth noting Dallas wanted to keep Bowen. We’ll withhold judgement on this one because we heard from a number of people that Bowen was among the best sleepers in this year’s free agent class.
For that money, he better be a difference maker.