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!!
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