NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Bowman's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, sent a letter to all 31 teams saying he had permission to seek a trade. Nothing materialized, leading to Bowman's release.
Bowman remains on the right side of 30, but the injury history is a concern. While he is still stout against the run, the linebacker has struggled in coverage this season. Now that he's been released, we'd expect there to be a market for a savvy veteran on a playoff-caliber team needing run-stuffing depth.
Yeesh. Come on down to Denver, my man. Even if you're slowing down a bit, we could still use a guy like you in the rotation.