Browns: Dwayne Bowe Is Still In Team’s Plans This Season

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This offseason the Cleveland Browns brought in free agent WR Dwayne Bowe. The organization expected him to do more than the very little he has contributed so far. The expectations for him have not change.

The Cleveland WRs have done a solid job, but wouldn’t it be nice to have more size at the position? The belief that WR Dwayne Bowe should be cut is valid, but it does not seem anything similar to that will happen. In fact, the team is continuing to believe in the veteran wide receiver for the 2015 NFL season.

Through five Browns games, Bowe has only appeared in two. Those were Weeks 2 and 4. During those two games, Bowe has yet to catch a pass this season.

Just because the team still needs Bowe does not mean he will actually be productive. Hopefully he comes back and can contribute well for their offense. However, if the previous five games were any indication of what to expect for the rest of the season, then this signing is going to be a dud.

Right now the thought of his signing being a dud is probably in pencil. Should his lack of presence continue into the “meat and potatoes” of this season, then that label can be rewritten in ink.

In the meantime, TE Gary Barnidge, who is the team’s leading receiver, needs to continue to perform well and make key plays as needed. What also Cleveland’s offense will need to make sure of is to keep on including RB Duke Johnson in the passing game.

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The more involved he is, the easier it will be for Cleveland’s WRs– especially those who have to substitute size for quickness. Yet, once/if Bowe gets his feet under him to contribute will it be enough?

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Any help by anyone to potentially score a touchdown should be used.

His involvement in the offense will help, whenever that may be, but unfortunately his play is not going to make or break the Browns. Later this season if the Browns are still looking for more players to make plays on offense, they will have to explore options outside of the former Kansas City Chief.

Johnson, Barnidge, and Travis Benjamin will continue to be used heavily in the offense. Should Bowe become an important piece for the Browns, the involvement for Johnson, Barnidge, and Benjamin is not going to change.

It is going to be very interesting to see if Cleveland’s belief and patience in their free agent signing pays off.

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