NaVorro Bowman RUMORS & NEWS

  • NaVorro Bowman not worried by Chip Kelly effect on D "Niners linebacker NaVorro Bowman was fueled by plenty of different sources during his comeback from a horrific leg injury two years ago in the NFC title game against Seattle. But the thought of showing his young children what he came back from was the biggest driving force. "I always wanted..." January 30

  • Twist and cut: NaVorro Bowman’s knee passes more tests

    San Francisco Chronicle "On his second snap Saturday night, 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman found himself in an eerily familiar position: He was attempting to strip the ball from a wide receiver’s hands in the middle of the field, his legs were splayed and other bodies were flying around his knees. It evoked..." September 01

  • 49ers LB Bowman downplays warmup time required for knee

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker NaVorro Bowman downplayed the amount of time it takes him to get warmed up to take the practice field on his surgically repaired left knee. In recent remarks to Peter King of the MMQB, Bowman said it takes him “about two hours” to get his knee ready for practice. On Thursday, he said..." August 28

  • 49ers' Bowman satisfied, but admits he's not all the way back

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker NaVorro Bowman still does not see the three-time All-Pro player he has became accustomed to self-evaluating on film. “Not yet, but I’m satisfied with how much work I’ve put in and how far I’ve come,” Bowman said. Bowman’s first two weeks on the 49ers’ practice field this summer..." August 15

  • NaVorro Bowman expected to play in 49ers’ preseason debut

    Pro Football Talk "The last time 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman played in a game was a year and a half ago, when he suffered a gruesome knee injury in the NFC Championship. Now he’s almost back. San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula said that unless bowman suffers some type of setback in practice this week, he’ll be..." August 12

  • Bowman returns to 49ers practice field

    CSN Bay Area "Three-time All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first time since sustaining a devastating knee injury in the NFC Championship game 15 months ago. The 49ers opened a voluntary three-day minicamp on Tuesday at the team’s practice facility in Santa..." April 29

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Jim Tomsula said he expects NaVorro Bowman to be on the field when the #49ers hold their first minicamp during the last week of April.

  • Timing of NaVorro Bowman’s injury now works to his, 49ers’ advantage

    Sacramento Bee "A year ago, the timing of NaVorro Bowman's knee injury couldn't have been worse. Not only did it knock him out of the highly competitive NFC Championship game, the Jan. 19 date of the injury meant that he was unlikely to play the following season, which he did not. This year, however, the..." April 02

  • Willis, Bowman push last season's 49ers starters to sideline

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have a problem. But general manager Trent Baalke is certainly not complaining. The 49ers have four inside linebackers they view as starters. But there is room on the field for only two of those players at any time in the 49ers’ 3-4 scheme. And, as long as Patrick Willis and NaVorro..." February 19

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    49ers put LB NaVorro Bowman and DL Glenn Dorsey on IR.

  • Source: 49ers activate Bowman to 53-man roster

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s season is not officially over, yet. The 49ers on Tuesday activated Bowman to the 53-man roster on the final day that they could make the move and keep him eligible to play this season, a source told He spent the first 13 games of the season on..." December 09

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    There’s a “real possibility” 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman will not play this season due to torn ACL and MCL he suffered last season, per source.

  • Source: Bowman's MRI 'fine,' still no timetable for return

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s MRI examination on his surgically repaired left knee checked out “fine,” a source told on Thursday. While there is still no timetable for Bowman’s return, the source said, Tuesday is the latest the 49ers could declare Bowman available to..." November 13

  • Fast recovery? Navorro Bowman running well in rehab

    San Francisco Chronicle "On Monday afternoon, NaVorro Bowman effortlessly banked in a 25-foot shot on a mini basketball hoop in the 49ers’ locker room, a reminder that he was a standout shooting guard at Suitland (Md.) High and the best player on a middle-school team that included Thunder star Kevin Durant. More..." October 29

  • 49ers’ highly ranked defense won’t have Bowman back soon

    San Francisco Chronicle "Five games into the season, the 49ers rank among the NFL’s top five in a slew of defensive categories. A sampling: yards allowed per game (2nd), rushing yards allowed per game (3rd), takeaways (4th) and opponent’s passer rating (4th). Given those figures, it’s fair to wonder: What could they..." October 08

  • Aldon Smith expected back before Bowman

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman is eligible to return to the 49ers' practice field next week, but it appears to be a near-certainty that Aldon Smith will be beat him back into the lineup. Smith is serving a nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL’s policies on substance abuse..." October 07

  • Harbaugh: Bowman looks like he's 'moving pretty good'

    CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh caught a glimpse of linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s rehab and was encouraged by what he saw. Bowman, a first-team All-Pro selection each of the past three seasons, revealed on Thursday that he has been sprinting for two days. He underwent surgery on Feb. 4 to repair a torn ACL,..." September 12

  • Competition continues to find Bowman's worthy replacement

    CSN Bay Area "On the surface, inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite had a strong first half and only seemed to strengthen his case to replace NaVorro Bowman in the 49ers’ starting lineup. But instead of being satisfied with his performance, Wilhoite focused afterward on three plays that got away in the 49ers’..." August 18

  • NaVorro Bowman expected to return at season midpoint "The San Francisco 49ers have a loose timetable in mind for All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio told reporters on Friday that Bowman is not expected to return until the midpoint of the season, according to the Bay Area News Group. Bowman -- who is..." July 25

  • Key camp question: Who will spell Bowman?

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers have ranked among top three in points allowed the past three years, but one of the NFL’s most formidable defenses figures to be absent two All-Pros to start the season. Outside linebacker Aldon Smith is expected to serve as NFL suspension of unknown length, while inside linebacker..." July 22

  • Bowman, Iupati making progress from significant injuries

    CSN Bay Area "Pro Bowl performers NaVorro Bowman and Mike Iupati are making good progress from the significant injuries they sustained in the NFC Championship game, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said on Friday. Bowman underwent surgery on Feb. 4 to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Iupati did not..." April 25

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    #49ers Bowman just said on SportsCenter that he should be ready “about the middle of the season.” In step with team’s timeline.

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    NaVorro Bowman said doctors told him he is ahead of schedule in his rehab and that the 49ers are "excited" by his progress.

  • Bowman says new rule 'doesn't fix my knee'

    ESPN "NaVorro Bowman is happy that the NFL has tweaked its rule on whether a loose-ball recovery is reviewable. Bowman suffered a serious knee injury in January while attempting to recover a fumble during the San Francisco 49ers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. Although..." April 02

  • Harbaugh: Midseason return most realistic scenario for Bowman

    Sacramento Bee "Recent footage of NaVorro Bowman's rehabilitation from a torn ACL shows the 49ers' inside linebacker hard at work in the early stages of his recovery. Is it possible he can return in time for the first game of the season? "I wouldn't count NaVorro Bowman out of anything," Jim Harbaugh said..." February 20

  • NaVorro Bowman says it’s time for surgery

    Pro Football Talk "49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee while trying to keep the Seahawks out of the end zone in the second half of the NFC Championship Game, injuries that will leave him with a lot of rehab before he’s ready to get back on the field for the 2014 season. One big..." February 04

  • Bowman doesn’t receive a vote for DPOY

    San Francisco Gate "NaVorro Bowman was widely viewed as a Defensive Player of the Year contender, but his candidacy clearly didn’t resonate among those who actually vote for the award. The 49ers inside linebacker did not receive a vote, while Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechly won the award which was..." February 02

  • Harbaugh: Bowman faces 'grueling' rehab

    ESPN "Jim Harbaugh has no doubt star inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman will regain his top-notch ability following rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee. But the San Francisco 49ers coach has no idea when Bowman will return. Harbaugh said Tuesday that Bowman, one of the most dominant defensive..." January 22

  • 49ers fear ACL and MCL damage for Bowman

    Pro Football Talk "After Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said that the preliminary assessment of linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s knee injury revealed a suspected ACL injury. Per a league source, the team fears both an ACL and MCL injury. An MRI, which has not yet been conducted, will..." January 20

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Jim Harbaugh said preliminary exam shows ACL injury for NaVorro Bowman.

  • Do-it-all Bowman steps up for depleted defense

    San Francisco Chronicle "There were holes all over the defense missing stars missing pieces. And NaVorro Bowman played like a man trying to fill all the holes. “The way he led on defense was outstanding” Jim Harbaugh said. The 49ers a team that suffered few injuries on their way to the Super Bowl last season have..." September 27

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