Bowen announced his retirement Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Bowen's career ends after most recently playing for the Jets, finishing his one year in New York with eight tackles as an off-the-bench player. Bowen spent his first five years in the NFL as a disruptive rotational player in Dallas before earning a three-year stint as a starter in Washington. He had a fine career.
The Jets signed defensive end Stephen Bowen to a contract, the team announced on Tuesday.
Bowen has spent his entire career in the NFC East with the Cowboys and Redskins. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and signed with Dallas. After five years with the Cowboys, he signed with the Redskins and spent four seasons before being released this offseason.
In his nine-year career, Bowen has totaled 168 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks.
The Redskins announced Friday the release of defensive end Stephen Bowen and the re-signing of tackle Tom Compton.
Bowen played eight games in 2014, totaling 11 tackles. In four seasons with the Redskins, he totaled 96 tackles with seven sacks. By releasing Bowen, the Redskins will save $5.52 million in cap space, according to the Washington Post.
Compton has spent all three years with Washington, starting nine of 16 games in 2014.
It would not come as much of a surprise if the Redskins released defensive end Stephen Bowen, thus saving $5.5 million, reports the Washington Post. Bowen, 30, is entering the final year of his deal after making just 11 tackles in eight games last season.
Bowen is scheduled to make a base salary of $5.4 million, plus $1.5 million of his original signing bonus and a $1 million restructuring bonus from last year.
Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher has missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Hatcher has missed Washington's last two games with a knee injury.
Trent Williams (shoulder), Chris Baker (toe/elbow), Gabe Miller (ankle), Keenan Robinson (knee) and Stephen Bowen (ankle/illness) are all listed as questionable for the game.
Robert Griffin III (shoulder), Bashaud Breeland (thigh), Barry Coefield (shoulder), Tom Compton (knee), Will Compton (shoulder), Jackson Jeffcoat (calf), Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger) and Darrel Young (ankle) are all considered probable.
The Redskins are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs at home against the Cowboys.
The Redskins have ruled defensive end Jason Hatcher (knee) and linebacker Gabe Miller (ankle) were ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Eagles in Week 16. Linebacker Keenan Robinson (knee) was labeled as doubtful, while tackle Trent Williams (shoulder) was deemed as questionable.
Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: defensive lineman Chris Baker (chest, toe), defensive end Stephen Bowen (ankle), linebacker Will Compton (shoulder), running back Roy Helu Jr. (toe), offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger (knee), tight end Jordan Reed (not injury related) and safety Trenton Robinson (illness).
The Redskins listed quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, guard Spencer Long, defensive lineman Stephen Bowen, defensive back E.J. Biggers, tackle Tyler Polumbus and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson as inactive against the Colts Week 13.
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, cornerback Greg Ducre, defensive end Stephen Bowen, tackle Tyler Polumbus, guard Spencer Long and wide receiver Santana Moss were all ruled inactive Week 11 vs. Tampa Bay.
The Redskins activated defensive lineman Stephen Bowen from the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday. Bowen underwent knee surgery late last season but managed to return to practice this week.
The Redskins signed wideout Rashad Ross to their practice squad and released wideout Marvin McNutt from the squad. The team also announced that receiver Leonard Hankerson (knee) and defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) returned to practice after being on the PUP list.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday defensive lineman Stephen Bowen (knee) and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (knee) will return to practice this week. Both players are on the PUP list and eligible to return Week 7 vs. Tennessee.
The Redskins have sliced their roster down to the league-mandated 53 with several cuts on Saturday.
Included among the waived offensive players are running backs Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk and Chris Thompson. Also gone from that side of the ball are wide receiver Nick Williams and lineman Maurice Hurt .
Defenders cut loose are cornerback Chase Minnifield, linebacker Everette Brown and safety Phillip Thomas.
Placekicker Zach Hocker has also been waived.
The Redskins have also placed defensive tackle Chris Neild and linebacker Darryl Sharpton on the reserve/injured list and defensive end Stephen Bowen and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson on the PUP list.
Jay Gruden has expressed uncertainty over the possibility of Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen being available to start the regular season, per the Washington Post.
Bowen landed on the PUP list before training camp after undergoing knee surgery late last season. He contributed 19 tackles in 10 starts.
Redskins defensive ends Jason Hatcher and Stephen Bowen will open training camp on the PUP list, reports ESPN. Both are coming off knee surgery, but could be activated at any time. Hatcher could return in the next couple weeks.
Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen has "no doubt" he'll be ready for the start of training camp. Bowen is coming off of microfracture surgery in his knee.
"Training camp is when they want me to be 100 percent [recovered]," Bowen told ESPN. "I have no doubt in my mind that I'll be ready."
The Redskins announced a slew of roster moves Tuesday. They added wide receiver Josh Bellamy to the active roster, signed cornerback Peyton Thompson to the practice squad, waived cornerback Jerome Murphy and placed Stephen Bowen (knee) on injured reserve.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday defensive end Stephen Bowen is done for the season because of cartilage damage in his knee. Shanahan said Bowen might need microfracture surgery.
"Anytime you lose a guy like Stephen, it's a big blow to your football team," Shanahan said. "It's hard to lose a guy with his play and his character."
The Redskins have listed the following players inactive for Monday's showdown at home against the 49ers in Week 12: fullback Darrel Young, defensive lineman Stephen Bowen, tight end Jordan Reed, quarterback Rex Grossman, linebacker Brandon Jenkins, defensive back Jose Gumbs and guard Josh LeRibeus.
The Redskins defense has four players on the injury list for Week 12 against the 49ers, and they could be missing two of them for Monday's game. Defensive lineman Stephen Bowen (knee) and defense back Jose Gumbs (ankle) are both questionable after Saturday's practice.
Two other players, defensive backs Josh Wilson (toe) and E.J. Biggers (knee) are considered probable for the game.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday the MRI on defensive end Stephen Bowen's knee came back negative. However, he said he was sore Monday after getting hurt Sunday.