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Ras-I Dowling passes through waivers unclaimed


There was a degree of surprise when the Patriots waived cornerback Ras-I Dowling yesterday.

There may be less when you realize no one else wanted him, at least at his current numbers.

According to multiple reports, Dowling passed through waivers unclaimed today. While that might seem unusual for a player chosen 33rd overall in the 2011 Draft, his contract likely contributed to that. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Dowling’s rookie deal included $351,377 in guaranteed base salary, which any team claiming him would have been on the hook for.

He’s now free to sign with any team.

Of course, he won’t find one to provide that kind of guaranteed money, not after starting just two games and finishing both his pro seasons on injured reserve.

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15 Responses to “Ras-I Dowling passes through waivers unclaimed”
  1. gromgrimfist says: Aug 29, 2013 5:29 PM

    eagles should take a good look at him

  2. steve717 says: Aug 29, 2013 5:41 PM

    Ras-I suffered three distinct injuries in the time in took Gantt to write this brief post.

  3. ruthlssjag says: Aug 29, 2013 5:43 PM

    Welcome to Duval

  4. jpb12 says: Aug 29, 2013 5:47 PM

    Surprising there’s an actual photo of him in a game.

  5. krisp says: Aug 29, 2013 5:48 PM

    Right.. adding him will make Eagles a dream team again! LOL

  6. titansbro says: Aug 29, 2013 5:59 PM

    Dude won’t see the field again, likely cause he’s brittle.

  7. Obama's Ballsack says: Aug 29, 2013 6:02 PM

    The Patriots could waive my balls.

  8. 6ball says: Aug 29, 2013 6:02 PM


    ”He’s now free to sign with any team. ”

    Provided he doesn’t get hurt lifting the pen.


  9. TheWizard says: Aug 29, 2013 6:09 PM

    The word is that the guy looks pretty good when he’s right.
    These high draft pick busts are a killer, at least it wasn’t a receiver this time.

  10. olcap says: Aug 29, 2013 6:34 PM

    I never heard of this guy before reading here the other day that he was cut.

    Apparently for good reason? So what’s all the hoopla about him now? That he was cut by “them”? Because he was cut by “them” makes him an important news item?

    The fact that no team wants him is a pretty clear indication of WHY no team wants him.

  11. bighurt228 says: Aug 29, 2013 6:44 PM

    Dude can’t play from the tub. Glass-I-dowling should really find another line of work. Too bad his body can’t stand up to the NFL. Wish him well.

  12. nananatman says: Aug 29, 2013 7:20 PM

    Back to the Lazarus pit Ras Al Ghoul.)

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 29, 2013 7:56 PM

    Ras-I comes with baggage. Worth 350k.

  14. yourmomwantsme says: Aug 29, 2013 8:03 PM

    oakland needs to take a chance on him…. they say its all about competion in oakland right now… id like to see the reggie take a stab at him….

  15. fearthehoody says: Aug 29, 2013 10:34 PM

    Ras IR Dowling. Ammarite

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