FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets released veteran linebackers David Bowens and Brad Kassell on Thursday.
Bowens, a special-teams captain last season, played in 32 games with seven starts in two seasons with the Jets. A popular player in the locker room, Bowens filled in last season at inside linebacker when David Harris was injured. Bowens had 31 tackles, four sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles.
Bowens, 31, signed as an unrestricted free agent in 2007 after spending seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
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