I agree, there should be text next to the featured question (bounty) count. It should also be moved back to its original location.
If I am a relatively new user, or am not used the bounty system, and I see this layout, it is hard to recognize where to go to answer bountied questions.
This is a problem because creating a bounty costs reputation and is seen as a sort of premium path to getting a question answered and now it is no longer front and center.
Literally, front and center in the page is where the bounties used to be
This is where a user's eyes will naturally focus before they track to other parts of the page. It also includes the word "featured" which is inviting to click.
Removing this aspect of the bounty system is going to greatly diminish the effect and utility of bounties. There is a bunch of room available in the tabs, and I see absolutely no reason to obfuscate the bounty link into a little blue bubble off to the side. It should be front and center again, between new and popular.