Dwayne Bowe has seven healthy scratches and three receptions this season. The Browns gave him $9 million guaranteed over a two-year contract. It’s unclear how he became such a non-factor so quickly.

The 31-year-old receiver talked to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, calling his performance “the ultimate challenge.” Bowe missed time when he got hurt in training camp, but he’s been healthy during the season. He believes he can still play:

“Of course I can still play,’’ said Bowe. “I show it every day in practice. I feel like if they put me in there and threw the ball to me, I would’ve made big plays.’’

Here’s another excerpt:

Bowe, who caught 60 passes for 754 yards last season in Kansas City, isn’t really sure what happened to him here.

“Honestly I have no clue,’’ he said.

Is it Bowe, or the Browns? Receiver Brian Hartline is done for the season after breaking his collarbone Sunday, and it’s not like the team has any wideouts who demand targets. What did Bowe do to deserve less playing time than guys like Marlon Moore and former QB Terrelle Pryor? Of all the Browns’ subplots, this is the most mysterious.

[Cleveland.com]

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