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Bears bringing back Zack Bowman

Javier Arenas,  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.

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10 Responses to “Bears bringing back Zack Bowman”
  1. Sackville Rc says: Mar 15, 2013 2:20 PM

    This is a smart move. In this league you gotta have insurance.

  2. polarbear71 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:20 PM

    That’s our Bears, going the cheap way again!

  3. larryboodry says: Mar 15, 2013 2:23 PM

    Still need more depth at the position.

  4. west4420 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:25 PM

    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.

  5. west4420 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:26 PM

    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….

  6. 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 (2010).

  7. polarbear71 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:44 PM

    Where’s the restructuring with this team???

  8. larryboodry says: Mar 15, 2013 3:26 PM

    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.

  9. bears4life says: Mar 15, 2013 3:26 PM

    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!

  10. chi01town says: Mar 15, 2013 5:36 PM

    Emery needs to keep his mind on the O-line cause that line still has weak spots.

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