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Draft Scout Stephen Bowen News
02/27/15 - DE Stephen Bowen had his contract terminated by the Redskins Friday (Feb. 27). Bowen, 30, was scheduled to make $5.5 million in the final year of his five-year, $27.5 million deal, so the team will add that money to its estimated $23 million in salary-cap space. Bowen will count $2.52 million.
Bowen's best year with Washington was his first, as he collected 41 tackles and six sacks in 2011.
A knee injury suffered in 2013 affected his 2014 season as well. He started the season on the PUP list while recovering from microfracture surgery and played in just eight games.
11/20/14 - DE Stephen Bowen played with a similar injury in 2011.
10/20/14 - DE Stephen Bowen was activated from the physically unable to perform list Saturday with ILB Akeem Jordan going on injured reserve with a chronically ailing knee.
10/19/14 - DE Stephen Bowen, who suffered a major injury to his right knee in Week 11 of last season, was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Saturday and played about 10 plays against the Titans with no ill effects.
10/14/14 - DE Stephen Bowen had been sidelined since Week 11 of 2013 when he injured his right knee so seriously in Philadelphia that he needed microfacture surgery. So the 30-year-old defensive end was so excited to return to practice on Wednesday that he didn't sleep through the night on Tuesday.
"I woke up about 3'clock; I was a little nervous, a little excited," said Bowen, a starter since he arrived from Dallas in 2011. "My knee feels real good. (I need) to get my timing back. Mentally, just trusting it. It's a little different when it's live bullets. I want to help the team any way I can and contribute to the defense."
Defensive end Jason Hatcher, Bowen's teammate in Dallas from 2005-10, is looking forward to his return to action this week, next week or Nov. 2 in Minnesota, the last game for Washington to decide whether to active him or place him on season-ending injured reserve.
"I've been waiting for (this) day forever," Hatcher said. "I'm glad to have him back. He's a key component to this defense. He know it inside and out and he's a hell of a ballplayer. He can rush the passer. Once he get back healthy, hopefully me and him in the middle, it'll be pretty good. (And) he can stop the run."