Report: Redskins rework Stephen Bowen contract

Report: Redskins rework Stephen Bowen contract
August 15, 2014, 6:00 pm
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The Redskins have reworked injured defensive end Stephen Bowen’s contract, according to ESPN.com.

Bowen, who was put on the physically unable to perform list at the outset of training camp, was due to earn $4.4 million in salary this season and carried a cap charge of $7.02 million.

The 30-year-old appeared in only 10 games last season and underwent microfracture surgery late last year on his right knee. He’s still rehabbing off to the side in practice, and Coach Jay Gruden has said there is no timetable for his return.

Details of Bowen’s new deal were not immediately available, although it would seem likely that he accepted a pay cut given his health and decline in production the past two seasons. Even if he returns to full health, Bowen is behind Jason Hatcher, Chris Baker and perhaps Jarvis Jenkins on the depth chart.

Bowen’s first season in Washington was his best as he amassed a career-best 41 tackles and six sacks. He's recorded one sack in 26 games over the past two seasons combined.

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