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Browns place Michael Bowie on injured reserve

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Even though the Seahawks placed tackle Michael Bowie on waivers after a shoulder injury, he was a popular player around the league as three teams joined the Browns in making claims for him.

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.

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5 Responses to “Browns place Michael Bowie on injured reserve”
  1. *********************************************************************************** The Native Americans are not r*dsk*ns. They are human beings like you and me. FTTR! - Fail To The Racists! says: Aug 26, 2014 11:26 AM

    Browns also break the unwritten rule that you play in the NFL to win, not lose.

  2. drfeelyouup says: Aug 26, 2014 11:34 AM

    Super Bowl! Johnny Football baby!

  3. drfeelyouup says: Aug 26, 2014 11:34 AM

    Johnny Football to the rescue.

  4. bnwpnw says: Aug 26, 2014 11:48 AM

    Cleveland: ‘Whatever. Why would we want to do business like the Seahawks? Oh wait….”

    In related news, I hear they grabbed Bowie just for the rebate.

  5. tralfaz1127 says: Aug 27, 2014 6:10 PM

    Their owner ran a bait and switch coupon enterprise as a truck stop tycoon, any surprise that his team would ignore unwritten rules, or gentlemen’s agreements. Joke of a franchise.

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