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Jay Gruden not sure if Stephen Bowen will be available for Week One

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Washington defensive end Stephen Bowen remains on the active/physically unable to perform list as he returns from microfracture knee surgery.

And it’s uncertain whether he’ll be available when Washington begins the regular season in 17 days.

Head coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that “it’s hard to say” whether Bowen will be able to play in the club’s opener at Houston on Sunday, September 7, the team’s Twitter feed reported.

The 30-year-old Bowen was limited to just 10 games in 2013 for Washington. A season ago, he was the club’s starting right defensive end in Jim Haslett’s base 3-4 scheme. At present, former Cowboys defensive lineman Jason Hatcher is listed as the starter at right end, with Chris Baker the starting left end.

Per NFL rules, if Bowen remains on active/PUP by Saturday, August 30, the club will have to decide whether to place him on reserve/PUP, which would necessitate a minimum six-game absence, or make another transaction, including keeping him on the active roster.

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9 Responses to “Jay Gruden not sure if Stephen Bowen will be available for Week One”
  1. nomorepccrap says: Aug 21, 2014 2:56 PM

    Redskin defensive end Stephen Bowen.

  2. fjbuon says: Aug 21, 2014 2:57 PM

    Please just cut this guy.

  3. SeattleJones says: Aug 21, 2014 3:06 PM

    I wonder which REDSKINS game this REDSKINS defensive end may play in this year, if at all?

  4. aceakking says: Aug 21, 2014 3:16 PM

    Let’s go R*ds*ns!!!

  5. grumpyoleman says: Aug 21, 2014 3:21 PM

    The Redskins are a better defense when Bowen is healthy.

  6. aceakking says: Aug 21, 2014 3:24 PM

    SeattleJones, me too. I wonder which game this r*dsk*n will play this year.

  7. bdiesel757 says: Aug 21, 2014 4:16 PM

    REDSKINS

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 21, 2014 4:30 PM

    Washington=the retirement home for old Cowboy defensive linemen.

  9. jam11163 says: Aug 21, 2014 4:41 PM

    Bottom of the east as usual.

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