Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Michael Bowie is not required to report to training camp until the end of July. But never mind that - he's heading out after the last Independence Day firework explodes in the sky.
Bowie is itching to get started. He missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury after starting for Seattle on its Super Bowl title team in 2013. He is seeking to stay in tip-top shape in an attempt to land a starting spot on a Cleveland line that is the strength of the team.
"It's up to them to decide who is the best five," Bowie told the team website. "All I can do is take care of my business. Hopefully I can get a shot. That's what I'm working for."
Bowie participated fully in the offseason program, working mostly with the second team at right tackle. That will likely be the spot at which he competes for a starting job. Incumbent Mitchell Schwartz has not performed particularly well there and Mike Pettine has vowed there will be competition all over the field in camp.SEE FULL ARTICLE
The Cleveland Browns placed linebacker Darius Eubanks and offensive lineman Michael Bowie on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Both players had shoulder surgery this month.SEE FULL ARTICLE
The Cleveland Browns have a lengthy list of players sidelined for Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, as a result of a slew of injuries in recent weeks.
Defensive backs Buster Skrine (thumb) and Joe Haden (foot), and wide receiver Nate Burleson (hamstring) headline the list. Also among the inactives are: running back Edwin Baker (hamstring), defensive backs Pierre Desir (knee), Isaiah Trufant (knee), T.J. Heath (hip) and K'Waun Williams (hamstring), linebackers Eric Martin (concussion), Darius Eubanks (shoulder) and Keith Pough (ankle), defensive lineman Desmond Bryant (wrist), tight end Martell Webb (groin) and offensive linemen Michael Bowie (shoulder), Randall Harris (knee) and Nick McDonald (wrist).SEE FULL ARTICLE
The Cleveland Browns claimed offensive tackle Michael Bowie off waivers from the Seahawks. Bowie has a shoulder injury that will require surgery and keep him out 4-6 months.SEE FULL ARTICLE
With Breno Giacomini having left the Seattle Seahawks for the Jets, Seattle will have a training camp competition at right tackle. Michael Bowie and rookie Justin Britt are the top candidates for the job.
The Seattle Times gives Bowie the edge because he started nine games last year, including at guard in the playoff win over the Saints. Still, the paper suggests Seattle might use a rotation at right tackle, akin to what it did at left guard last year.SEE FULL ARTICLE