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Cleveland Browns determined to sign Dwayne Bowe

The Cleveland Browns are going hard after Dwayne Bowe.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Cleveland brought the veteran wide receiver in for a visit this weekend determined not to let him leave without a new deal. Bowe became available after he was released by the Chiefs last week.

The Browns have a huge hole at wide receiver following Josh Gordon's latest suspension. Cleveland signed Brian Hartline last week, but still needs a No. 1-type talent for Josh McCown (or Johnny Manziel) to target.

The question, of course, is whether Bowe is still that player. The veteran is years removed from his 15-touchdown breakout season with the Chiefs in 2010. He's coming off a down year in which he had just 754 yards without scoring a touchdown.

Considering the market, Bowe is probably worth the gamble for the Browns if he comes at a modest price. Cleveland suffered a setback on Thursday when tight end Jordan Cameron spurned the team to sign a two-year deal with the Dolphins.

The upshot for Bowe in Cleveland? The Browns are one of only a few teams that would immediately lock him in as a No. 1 option in the pass game. The Browns are desperate for a playmaker and Bowe has the pedigree. We'll see if that's enough to get a deal done.

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