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|Date of birth:July 3, 1977|
|Place of birth: Denver, Colorado|
|College: Western Illinois|
|NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 158|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Denver Broncos ( 1999)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Division I-AA All-American (1998)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
David Walter Bowens (born July 3, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Illinois.
Green Bay Packers
Bowens played for the Green Bay Packers in 2000, recording 3.5 sacks.
Bowens played with the Miami Dolphins from 2001 to 2006.
New York Jets
On March 27, he agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Jets worth more than $6 million. He was released by the Jets on February 19, 2009.
Bowens was signed to a four-year, $7.2 million contract by the Cleveland Browns on March 10, 2009. The move reunited him with head coach Eric Mangini, for whom he played while with the Jets. On October 24, 2010, he caught and returned two interceptions for touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints, one for 64 yards and another for 30 yards. These were vital plays and led to the Browns upset win over the Saints, 30-17.
On February 9, 2011, the Browns released Bowens.
- Jets Release Tight End Baker SI.com, February 20, 2009