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Dolphins sign CB Zack Bowman; Will likely compete for starting position opposite Brent Grimes

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The Miami Dolphins have announced the signing of cornerback Zack Bowman

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The Miami Dolphins have added veteran cornerback Zack Bowman to the roster, the club announced Monday. The contract is a one-year deal, though monetary figures have not been announced. In announcing the signing, Dolphins general manager stated, "Zack is a smart and experienced player who will help bolster our defensive unit along with special teams."

Bowman spent the 2014 season with the New York Giants after six seasons with the Chicago Bears. He has appeared in 89 games, with 28 starts, during his career, with an additional two appearances in playoff contests. He has 166 tackles in his career, with 12 interceptions, 27 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and six fumbles recovered. He has returned one interception for a touchdown.

Bowman has worked primarily as a reserve cornerback in his career, contributing on special teams. With the Dolphins, he will likely push third-year cornerbacks Jamar Taylor and Will Davis in the competition to start opposite Pro Bowler Brent Grimes, as well as to be a key member of the special teams unit.