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.

11 responses to “Dolphins cut, bring back Zack Bowman

  1. Take a deeper dive into a move like this one Florio, and please help a fan understand why a team would do something like this.

  2. Word is that when the Dolphins picked up Logan Thomas as a 3rd QB Sunday that this was the cut made to get back to 53 players.

    But then the team chose the option of putting RB Ajayi on the temp IR with a chance to return. The kid has had some knee issues he was overcoming from his senior year. The team was bringing him back slowly when he fractured a rib in the last preseason game.

    So with that extra spot back, they brought back the kid that they thought thru had to drop.

  3. I wish they’d stash new QB #3 on the practice squad and grab Jonas Gray. Short yardage tough that can pile on the yards when asked. Nice compliment to Miller. More so than Williams or James. He has some insight to the NE offense. And if/when Ajayi comes back, instantvtrade bait as teams will lose an RB early in the season. More valuable on the roster than a 3rd string QB.

  4. irkjames, Brent Grimes and Will Davis are both ahead, so it would be 5th. However, they both play on the opposite side of Bowman, making Bowman “a third-string” on his side. Love when people try to correct a journalist and get it completely wrong. Good reporting Florio.

  5. A good move from coaching staff and management regardless of the symantec(s)…

    INTERESTINGLY Brice McCain(not Bobby McCain) has beat out Jamar Taylor for the starting cornerback gig in addition to Walt Aikens new role as starting FS with Jimmy Wilson gone elsewhere…SS R.Jones and CB B.Grimes are still here!

    Looks like Slim Pickens …

    Go Fins!!!

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