Dolphins cut, bring back Zack Bowman

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On Sunday, the Dolphins released veteran cornerback Zack Bowman. Per a league source, they’ve already brought him back.

Originally signed by the Dolphins in April, it’s not entirely clear why the Dolphins cut him and then re-signed him. There’s a chance that it was the first example of the 54-man roster trick, in which a team releases a vested veteran with the wink-nod understanding that he will be brought back. (Before the trade deadline, any player with four or more years of service doesn’t have to pass through waivers.)

Regardless, as of Sunday afternoon Bowman was officially off the roster. Now, he’s back on it.

A fifth-round pick in 2008, Bowman spent four years with the Bears, part of a year with the Vikings (2012), the rest of that year with the Bears, another year with the Bears, and then 2014 with the Giants.

Bowman is listed on the team’s depth chart as a third-string cornerback, behind Jamar Taylor and Brice McCain.