Stephen Bowen’s restructuring saves Washington $1.9 million

Stephen Bowen pulls a weighted sled during training camp. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Redskins saved roughly $1.9 million in salary cap room when they restructured defensive end Stephen Bowen‘s contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.

Bowen was set to count $4 million against the cap this season, but now will count roughly $2.1 million.

Bowen agreed to reduce his base salary from $4 million to $1.6 million. He has a chance to earn some of that money back through playing-time incentives totaling $1.45 million and per-game roster bonuses totaling $750,000.

According to NFLPA records, Washington now has $4,170,393.00 in cap space.

The 30-year-old Bowen is entering his fourth season with the Redskins. He missed six games last season due to a knee injury and had to have microfracture surgery late in the year. He has yet to fully recover and opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Staff writer Mark Maske contributed to this report.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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Mike Jones · August 19, 2014