The Browns had the highest waiver priority of those clubs and were therefore awarded Bowie. It was a move that Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable reacted to with some displeasure because of the “unwritten rule” about letting injured players on waivers revert to injured reserve with their original teams.
Other players have been claimed under similar circumstances, though, and the Seahawks had the option to wait until the cutdown to 75 players to ensure they’d hold onto Bowie on injured reserve. They chose not to do that, leaving the Browns to make the transaction on Tuesday.
The Browns also placed linebacker Darius Eubanks on injured reserve. Both players had shoulder surgery recently and will miss the entire season. The Browns have one more move to make to get to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon.