BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Sunday were awarded OL Michael Bowie via waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.
Bowie, a 6-5, 320-pound offensive lineman entering his second NFL season, appeared in nine games with eight starts (seven at RT, one at RG) for Seattle in 2013. During the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLVIII championship run, he started at left guard in the team's 23-15 Divisional Playoffs victory against the New Orleans Saints but was inactive for the final two contests. Bowie contributed to an offensive line that helped Seahawks Pro Bowl RB Marshawn Lynch rush for 1,257 rushing yards and 12 TDs, tied for the most in the NFL last season.
A seventh-round draft pick (No. 242 overall) by Seattle in 2013, Bowie finished his collegiate career at Northeastern State University (Okla.), where the All-MIAA second-team member did not concede a sack and registered a team-best 47 knockdown blocks. He joined the RiverHawks in 2012 after playing at Oklahoma State University and Navarro Junior College (Texas), where he was part of the Bulldogs' national championship team.
Bowie is a native of Tulsa, Okla., and attended San Springs Charles Page High School.
The Browns roster is currently at 90 players.