Da'Quan Bowers RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bucs begin paring down roster, release DL Bowers

    Tampa Tribune "Da’Quan Bowers, a former second-round draft pick who failed to put up numbers as a pass rusher, just got caught up in a numbers game. In an effort to reach the NFL’s mandated 53-man roster by Saturday afternoon, the Buccaneers released Bowers, who led the nation with 15.5 sacks at Clemson in..." September 04

  • Buccaneers bring back defensive end Da’Quan Bowers

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers haven’t needed Da’Quan Bowers all offseason. But now that camp’s about to start, they realized some depth at defensive end might not be bad to have. The Bucs announced they had re-signed the free agent, who had sat on the market untouched all offseason. " July 27

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    Ira Kaufman @IKaufmanTBO

    Bucs defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers has been suspended 2 games without pay for violating the NFL's PED policy. Eligible to return Nov. 3

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs are not planning on DT Gerald McCoy (broken hand) playing vs #Falcons, sources says. Too early. Would be Da’Quan Bowers stepping in

  • Bowers injury could hurt his chances of staying with Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "Da'Quan Bowers' disappointing career with the Bucs could be nearing an end. Bowers, the oft-injured defensive lineman, is nursing a groin strain that's now hurting his chances of making the team, coach Lovie Smith said. Bowers, who had three tackles (including one for a loss) and a..." August 21

  • Bucs hoping DE Bowers can get in shape

    Tampa Tribune "No one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a more disappointing training camp last year than defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. Given a starter’s job during the offseason by then-coach Greg Schiano, Bowers showed up for camp out of shape and promptly gave it away. Now Bowers may be on the brink of..." June 06

  • Bucs put Da’Quan Bowers on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "A disappointing third season for Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has ended. The Bucs announced they placed Bowers on injured reserve with a knee injury. He’ll be replaced on the 53-man roster with second-year defensive end Scott Solomon. Bowers had just 1.0 sack this season, giving..." December 26

  • Da'Quan Bowers out, Mark Barron doubtful for Buccaneers

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may miss some key defensive players against the Rams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will miss defensive end Da'Quan Bowers against the St. Louis Rams, while Mark Barron's participation is in doubt as well, Greg Schiano announced today. Bowers has been afterthought on defense..." December 20

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs WR Vincent Jackson, C Jeremy Zuttah, G Davin Joseph, DE Da'Quan Bowers were not at practice during portion open to media

  • Bucs DE Bowers won’t play against Falcons

    Tampa Tribune "The Buccaneers will be without defensive end Da’Quan Bowers when they take on the Falcons at Raymond James Stadium today. Bowers sat out most of the week of practice with what the Bucs have referred to as concussion-like symptoms and is inactive for today’s game. Bowers is coming off a game..." November 17

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    Pewter Report @PewterReport

    Schiano said Da'Quan Bowers has concussion like symptoms. Status unknown for Sunday.

  • Bucs pushing for more from Bowers

    Tampa Tribune "Football coaches have a tendency to call in their reserves early in preseason games. Take the Buccaneers’ preseason opener Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens for example. The Bucs were only a couple of plays into their second offensive series when coach Greg Schiano began pulling his..." August 11

  • Sapp calls out Da'Quan Bowers in Buccaneers Camp

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Da'Quan Bowers this season. They let their top pass rusher sign with the Seattle Seahawks in free agency so they could give Bowers more snaps. They have no capable backups -- a fourth-round rookie with three sacks in his college career is the only defensive..." July 27

  • Bucs' Bowers needs to rush into limelight

    Tampa Tribune "We've lost a legend. David “Deacon” Jones, Hall of Famer, pass-rush royalty, the fiercest of the Los Angeles Rams' “Fearsome Foursome,” has passed. In lieu of donations, slap an offensive lineman upside the head or tackle the nearest quarterback. Bucs defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has seen NFL..." June 05

  • Da'Quan Bowers has vowed to get past his previous troubles and have a big 2013 season.

    Tampa Tribune "Da'Quan Bowers claims to have dug the hole all by himself, yet he can't tell you how deep it is. Doesn't matter, really. All that does matter is that Bowers eventually digs himself back out. That's what the Buccaneers defensive end's offseason has been about. He has dedicated it to digging..." May 08

  • Bowers moving beyond setbacks, ready to fulfill promise

    Tampa Bay Times "Da’Quan Bowers has had to bear a lot on his broad shoulders the past two years. From seeing his stock plummet from the highest reaches of the 2011 NFL draft to a devastating Achilles tear in the summer of 2012 to his February gun-possession arrest in New York, there have been a never-ending..." May 07

  • Buccaneers’ Bowers heads to court on gun charge

    Tampa Tribune "When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers allowed left end Michael Bennett to leave for Seattle during free agency last month, they put a lot of faith in not only his projected replacement, Da’Quan Bowers, but also in Dennis Coppin. Coppin is the New York attorney who will represent Bowers today as he..." April 11

  • Da'Quan Bowers cleared of New York gun charges

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs have one less headache on defense heading into the 2013 season. Charges against third-year defensive end Da’Quan Bowers have been dropped in his gun-possession case in New York, with the projected starting left end tagged with only a disorderly conduct violation in a deal with Queens..." April 11

  • Bucs set to move on with Bowers

    Tampa Bay Times "Da'Quan Bowers spends part of the offseason playing lead guitar in a gospel band. But guess who is singing praises of the Bucs' third-year defensive end? General manager Mark Dominik says he believes a healthy Bowers can be among the NFL's premier pass rushers. For that reason as much as any,..." February 23

  • Da'Quan Bowers arrest: Girlfriend surprised him with New York trip

    Bucs Nation "Most of the details of the Da'Quan Bowers arrest appear to be known. We know about the potential legal consequences and the court date as well as some of the circumstances. We now also know how that gun even came to be in his carry-on luggage in the first place: it was there because his girlfriend..." February 19

  • Da'Quan Bowers court date set for April 25

    Bucs Nation "Da'Quan Bowers will appear in court on April 25, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. He will face two charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Those charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 3.5 years, although it's likely that Bowers will strike a plea deal..." February 19

  • Da'Quan Bowers Arrest: Legal analysis by an attorney

    Bucs Nation "A foot in the right direction would be to refrain from maligning Bowers any more than we already have. Pundits and those in comments slammed him more than enough, and repeated disparagement does nothing for past events. Hopefully he's been scared into paying more attention in the future. Unlike..." February 19

  • Da'Quan Bowers arrested: what are the legal consequences?

    Bucs Nation "Da'Quan Bowers is in trouble. He faces two counts of criminal possession of a weapon of the second degree, per NFL.com, which carries a mandatory 3.5-year minimum prison sentence upon conviction. Plaxico Burress faced the same charges after accidentally discharging a gun in a nightclub and..." February 18

  • Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers arrested for carrying gun at airport

    Yahoo! Sports "Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport after a loaded .40-caliber handgun was discovered his carry-on bag, NBC New York reports. Bowers, who will turn 23 later this week, was scheduled to fly to Raleigh, North Carolina on US Airways. Bowers will be..." February 18