Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer may not have much in common with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but Cleveland coach Mike Pettine did his best Bill Belichick impersonation on Sunday.
The Browns claimed tackle Michael Bowie on waivers from the Seahawks. Seattle had waived Bowie, a seventh-round pick in 2013, with the “injured” designation, due to a shoulder injury. Some would say that the unwritten rules of football compel other teams to back off, allowing the player to go unclaimed and to land on injured reserve.
The Seahawks are smart enough to know the risk of not waiting to slide Bowie to injured reserve after the first wave of roster cuts, when he wouldn’t have had to pass through waivers.
And so Seattle loses a guy who started in the divisional round win over the Saints; given that he was inactive for the last two games of the postseason, there’s a good chance he would have been cut anyway.