The Miami Dolphins cut defensive tackle Tim Bowens on Thursday -- then re-signed him an hour later to a five-year, $15 million contract.
As negotiations progressed, the Dolphins had to release Bowens. But one hour later, Bowens signed a new contract with Miami rather than test the free agent market.
His deal includes a $3 million signing bonus and two option years. Under Bowens' old contract, which was to expire this year, he would have made $7 million in 2002 and counted $8.75 million against the salary cap.
Wanne-Spiel have done a great job filling 2 key positions with quality players at reasonable salaries. We still have a RB, whomever that might turn out to beOriginally posted by dolfan87
looks like we got Tim for a BARGAIN!!
I think this will also be the key to driving down outrageous money to ALL free agents. Some older veteran Fa's might take less money to sign a longer contract knowing that if they sign for big money they will likely never see it all and will be looking for a job again in a couple of years. Who knows wht kind of contract will be offered to him a couple of years from now when he's 32 instead of 30. If they want to continue in this league they almost HAVE TO take a smaller deal than in the past especially since the Patriots showed everybody you don't need over-priced veterans to win a Super Bowl. All these fat cats getting cut are going to scare alot of players into going for job security instead of holding out for the big money that may never come.HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the key,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Drew Rosenhaus, BowensÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ agent, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tim was tired of doing the one-year deal. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happy to get the signing bonus and get the security. When you see all the players who are getting cut, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very satisfying to know youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to be some place for at least a few years.Ã¢â‚¬Â