Bears bringing back Zack Bowman

AP

The Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent cornerback Zack Bowman, Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday.

The 28-year-old Bowman appeared in 11 games for Chicago in 2012. Per club statistics, he notched 11 tackles on special teams, and the NFL credited him with 11 defensive stops.

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Bowman has made 16 career starts (all with Chicago) in five NFL seasons. He figures as a reserve behind Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman.

10 responses to “Bears bringing back Zack Bowman

  1. not a flashy move but Zack needed for depth and possibly nickel work.

    Keep it going Emery.

    Need linebacker with Roach leaving, call Nick Barnett or Karlos Dansby.

  2. C’mon Polar Bear, this in not Madden 2012, it’s the actual league. You can’t have Revis as your backup and for a gunner on punts….

  3. And just think polarbear71, they don’t even have to deal with a salary cap penalty like the Cowboys and Redskins do despite the fact they front loaded Julius Pepper’s contract so that his cap number was $24 million in the uncapped year (2010).

  4. paintan8 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:41 PM

    “And just think polarbear71, they don’t even have to deal with a salary cap penalty like the Cowboys and Redskins do despite the fact they front loaded Julius Pepper’s contract so that his cap number was $24 million in the uncapped year.”

    $24 million??? Dude, you gotta do your research before talking stupid…Peppers’ cap hit, for each year of his contract, goes like this:

    2010 – $14,783,000
    2011 – $4,183,000
    2012 – $12,183,000
    2013 – $16,183,000
    2014 – $17,183,000
    2015 – $19,683,000

    Now let’s contrast that with DeAngelo Hall, shall we?

    2009 – $5,300,000
    2010 – $19,700,000
    2011 – $5,000,000
    2012 – $6,500,000
    2013 – $8,000,000 (voided due to release)
    2014 – $8,500,000 (voided due to release)

    In no way is Peppers’ contract such a flagrant manipulation of the uncapped year as Hall’s contract is, and I still don’t know where you came up with that $24m figure.

  5. Good move, Bowman was excellent on ST last year and CB depth is a need. Even better if this was at league minimum. Also, I think Emery/Cliff Stein will restructure contracts as other deals fall into place. I don’t think they want to be one of those teams messing with players contracts and not following through with the plan. See: “Brady restructures, Pats lose Welker to Denver.” Not to mention it helps give them leverage while negotiationg that we are “tight against the cap”. GO BEARS!

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