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August 3, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Browns claim OL Michael Bowie off waivers

The Cleveland Browns have claimed Seattle OL Micbael Bowie off waivers.

As explained in the blog post below, the Seahawks waived Bowie on Saturday with the “injured” designation after the team said that he had a significant shoulder injury that will sideline him 4-6 months.

However, the Browns apparently think it worth it to take a risk on Bowie for the long haul.

They will inherit his contract, which runs through the 2017 season.

Bowie started eight regular season games for Seattle in 2013 at right tackle after Breno Giacomini was injured, and started the playoff game against the Saints at left guard.

He was expected to compete for Seattle’s starting right tackle spot this season but did not practice after the first day of training camp due to the shoulder injury.

The Seahawks then signed veteran RT Eric Winston, who was a free agent after playing last season with the Cardinals, for whom he started all 16 games. Rookie Justin Britt is also in competition for the right tackle spot, and while he sat out most of yesterday with a sore shoulder, he Tweeted earlier today that he is “good to go.”

Bowie was one of Seattle’s seventh-round picks last season and was one of the pleasant surprises of the 2013 draft class with his quick progression to a roster spot, and then what was regarded as solid work filling in when needed due to injuries.

However, he had a spotty spring, with coaches later saying he had arrived in less than optimum shape.

Seattle signed OT Cory Brandon to take Bowie’s place on the 90-man roster.

Here was Bowie’s immediate Twitter reaction to the news:

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