CLEVELAND — The Browns have released wide receiver Dwayne Bowe after one disappointing season.
Bowe had just five catches for 53 yards last season for Cleveland after signing a two-year, $12.5 million free agent contract. That deal, drawn up by then-general manager Ray Farmer, included $9 million guaranteed.
Bowe’s release came within minutes of the team cutting ties with veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby, the Browns’ leading tackler last season.
The 31-year-old Bowe came to the Browns with high expectations after eight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He led the NFL with 15 touchdown receptions in 2010.
But Bowe sustained a hamstring injury in training camp and then barely got on the field for Cleveland’s coaching staff. He was inactive for eight games and did not make a start.
Bowe has 537 career catches for 7,208 yards and 44 TDs.