Browns to have NaVorro Bowman for tryout
The Cleveland Browns have been one of the most intriguing teams to watch this season early on. After drafting Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Browns have gotten off to a 2-3-1 start. Cleveland is coming off of a brutal 38-14 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Browns are looking to improve their defense and are set to work out veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2018
Bowman has been a consistent tackler throughout his career and would be an excellent veteran leader for the Browns. He would have an immediate opportunity to earn playing time. Cleveland simply wants to shore up the middle of their defense, which is exactly what Bowman has brought to the field his whole career.
Last season with the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, Bowman racked up 127 total tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks, an interception, and two defended passes. Bowman has never been too strong in coverage, but he is a sure tackler that is excellent against run.
Cleveland would be wise to throw a one-year, minimum offer at Bowman to improve their defense.
Heading into free agency this offseason, Bowman was expected to be a player that multiple teams looked at. Strangely, he received little interest and has remained unsigned. Cleveland may decide to pass, but it would not be surprising to see him suiting up in a Browns’ uniform in the near future.
Expect to hear more news about Bowman’s working with the Browns in the near future and we will make sure to have those updates for you.