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Cleveland Browns release Dwayne Bowe after one season

This is a Nov. 1, 2015, file

This is a Nov. 1, 2015, file photo showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (80) on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in 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 free agent contract. That deal, which was drawn up by former general manager Ray Farmer, included $9 million guaranteed. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File) Credit: AP / Ron Schwane

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.

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