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Navorro Bowman | Linebacker

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 242
College: Penn State
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49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) is participating in voluntary minicamp.
Bowman didn't practice with the 49ers at all last year, spending the first six weeks on PUP before reverting to I.R. He hasn't reported any setbacks to this point and should be full-go for training camp. After losing Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement, the 49ers are hoping Bowman can return to his pre-injury form. Apr 29 - 4:39 PM

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Coach Jim Tomsula said Friday he expects ILB Navorro Bowman (knee surgery) to be on the field for the 49ers' pre-draft minicamp.

The 49ers hold their first minicamp in the last week before the NFL draft. Bowman missed all of last season after tearing multiple knee ligaments, and it's unclear whether he'll return as the same All-Pro player he was pre-injury. The 49ers will certainly hope so after losing Pat Willis and Chris Borland to retirement.
Apr 10 - 3:49 PM

Coach Jim Tomsula and GM Trent Baalke both said ILB Navorro Bowman's (knee surgery) rehab is going "real well."

Bowman hasn't played a snap in roughly 15 months after wrecking his knee in the 2013 NFC Championship game. It continues to sound like he's on pace to be ready for the start of training camp. And with ILBs Patrick Willis and Chris Borland suddenly retiring, the 49ers badly need a healthy Bowman.
Mar 25 - 2:36 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said a setback did not factor into the team's decision to hold ILB Navorro Bowman out for the entire 2015 season.

After shredding his knee in the 2013-14 NFC title game, it was always unlikely Bowman would suit up in 2014. Now more than a full year removed from the injury, Bowman is inching closer to 100 percent. "I think he feels good," Baalke said. "He’s really starting to feel like it’s coming back to where he wants it. And that’s always the most important thing." Bowman should be ready for camp.
Source: 49ers.com
Mar 13 - 10:46 PM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) is fully expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

It's been about 13 months since Bowman underwent surgery to repair the ACL/MCL tears he sustained in the 2013-14 NFC Championship Game. He has not played since. Turning 27 in May, Bowman is under contract through 2018.
Mar 2 - 8:30 AM

49ers placed ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The 49ers activated Bowman from the PUP list earlier in the week, but he was never expected to return. Bowman should be close to 100 percent for 2015 training camp.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 04:21:00 PM

49ers activated ILB Navorro Bowman (knee surgery) from the reserve/PUP list.

It's a bit of a surprise, as ESPN's Ed Werder reported Tuesday morning that Bowman was not expecting to play this season. However, CSN Bay Area reports there's "no guarantee" he'll appear in a game, and projects him among the 49ers' seven inactive players for Week 15. Still recovering from the torn left ACL and MCL he suffered in last season's NFC Championship Game, Bowman has yet to resume practicing. Despite the "activation," there's a good chance Bowman finishes 2014 on the sideline.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 02:28:00 PM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee, PUP) is not expecting to play this season.

Bowman's recovery from the ACL and MCL tear he sustained last January has not gone smoothly. With the 49ers all but eliminated from the playoffs, there's no reason to rush it. Bowman should be close to 100 percent for 2015 training camp.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:14:00 AM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee, PUP) has still not resumed practicing.

Bowman has not had any setbacks as he comes off ACL and MCL surgery sustained last January. But he's still not feeling right and it's unclear when he'll return to action. The 49ers have until Dec. 9 to decide whether to put Bowman on their active roster or keep him on PUP for the rest of the season.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:20:00 AM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee, PUP) will resume practicing next week.

Bowman has been cleared to practice, but is still dealing with pain in his surgically-repaired knee. The 49ers will have three weeks to activate Bowman or send him to season-ending I.R.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 09:30:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports "there's a real possibility" 49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee, PUP) will not play this season.

Bowman revealed earlier this week that he's still experiencing pain in his surgically-repaired knee after tearing the ACL and MCL in last year's playoffs. The 49ers will have to decide next week whether to open Bowman's practice window or send him to season-ending I.R. If Bowman can't play this season, Chris Borland and Michael Wilhoite will man the inside after Patrick Willis (toe) was placed on I.R. earlier this week. Bowman is signed through 2018.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 09:50:00 AM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman's (knee, PUP) latest MRI came back "fine," but he remains without a timetable for a return.

The 49ers have just five more days to open Bowman's window to return to practice. It sounds like there's a chance he'll spend the entire 2014 season stashed away on the PUP list. It would be a disappointment, but hardly a surprise after Bowman tore up his knee in the NFC Championship Game.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 01:32:00 PM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman said he's still have some pain in his surgically-repaired knee.

Bowman underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in February. He's unsure when he'll be cleared to practice. The 49ers could really use him now with Patrick Willis (toe) out for the season.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 01:14:00 PM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) has begun lateral cutting.

Bowman is wisely taking a conservative approach in his return from February ACL surgery. There's no timetable for his return right now.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 09:15:00 AM

DC Vic Fangio said Navorro Bowman's (knee) return is "still later than sooner."

Bowman is eligible to return to practice off reserve/PUP next week, but it's not going to happen. He's coming off February surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL and is targeting sometime after Week 9 for his return. Bowman's replacement, Michael Wilhoite, has 20 tackles through five games.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 12:44:00 PM

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