The Browns aren’t anywhere close to being overburdened with receiving targets.
And if it wasn’t for the money owed to one of them, they might have one fewer as well.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, some members of the Browns coaching staff “would prefer to move on” from veteran wideout Dwayne Bowe before he plays a game for them.
Bowe was inactive last week because of a hamstring strain, but the thing that’s really hamstringing the team is the $9 million in guarantees in his deal. Between a $3.5 million signing bonus and base salary guarantees of $2.65 million this season and $2.85 million in 2016, it’s unlikely they’d make a move if they wanted to.
The Browns lack a top target without suspended Josh Gordon, but they were willing to cut project Terrelle Pryor. So while Bowe might not be making a good first impression, the contract and the lack of decent options will buy him some time.