The Cleveland Browns signed free agent veteran wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on Thursday, which wasn't a big surprise, but there was a tail on the story that seemed to go largely unnoticed. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, one of the other teams on the heels of Bowe causing the Browns to quickly sign him, was the Jacksonville Jaguars.
As @RapSheet said, Dwayne Bowe has agreed to terms with the Browns. The Jags were lurking. Cleveland wanted him bad though.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 19, 2015
Bowe, 30, has been up and down production-wise in his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, most notably being part of a group of wide receivers last season who didn't catch a single touchdown pass. With a big cap number and the Chiefs signing Jeremy Maclin to a massive deal in free agency, it was no shock that Bowe was cut in Kansas City.
The Jaguars have been noted as looking for a veteran wide receiver to add to their young group, but general manager Dave Caldwell noted specifically it was the slot receiver position the team was looking to upgrade. It's possible the team viewed Bowe as a "big slot" type receiver, who could work the middle of the field, the seam, and move the chains.