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Redskins sign DE Stephen Bowen

Posted on: July 28, 2011 7:09 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 7:31 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After trading Albert Haynesworth to the Patriots, the Redskins had to wonder just how they were going to replace alllllll of that rock-solid Haynesworth production.

Well, as Rapid Reporter John Keim points out, Washington has signed former Cowboys DE Stephen Bowen to a five-year, $27.5 million deal with $12.5 million guaranteed.

BowenOriginally, Washington set its sights on DE Cullen Jenkins, but that deal fell through, allowing the Redskins to bring in Bowen, who Dallas apparently really wanted to keep.

Instead, he goes to Washington where he should have more of an impact (in his first five seasons in the league -- all with Dallas -- and he’s combined for 5.5 sacks 72 total tackles). Bowen initially had said he wanted to remain in Dallas, but the Redskins were so aggressive financially with Bowen that he couldn’t turn down their offer.

"They separated themselves with salary," Bowen said, via the Washington Post. "It was very hard to say no.

"When free agency hit at 10 am, (the Redskins) called at 10:01."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:55 pm

Redskins sign DE Stephen Bowen

Bruce Allen is in a no win situation. If he signs a solid veteran for a good price "he's signing too many washed up players when he needs to be rebuilding" and if he steps up and pays a little more than everyone else is willing pay to get someone fairly young who plays a position of need... "there goes Snyder and his crew trying to buy a championship again". All you haters need to spend more time figuring out why your team sucks and quite obsessing about what Redskins Nation is doing so damn much. You losers have no way of knowing how good this guy will end up being when he hits his stride. Are any of you wanna be experts experienced NFL scouts? If not, shut the hell up!

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:29 pm

Redskins sign DE Stephen Bowen

wow they grossly overpaid for a guy who never cracked the starting lineup on dallas. once again wasteful spending by the redskins didnt they learn from last year or the year before that or the year before that or every year since snyder has been owner

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Redskins sign DE Stephen Bowen

Roger that!!!

Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 7:32 pm

Redskins sign DE Stephen Bowen

For that much money they can have him!

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