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Navorro Bowman | Linebacker

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 242
College: Penn State
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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. Dec 13 - 4:21 PM

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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.
Dec 9 - 2:28 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.
Dec 9 - 9:14 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.
Nov 24 - 11:20 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.
Nov 15 - 9:30 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.
Nov 14 - 9:50 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.
Nov 13 - 1:32 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.
Nov 11 - 1:14 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.
Oct 28 - 9:15 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.
Oct 7 - 12:44 PM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) has begun sprinting this week.

Bowman underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL on January 21 after shredding his left knee during the NFC Championship game. Bowman is eligible to return Week 7 after starting the season on the reserve/PUP list, but he is unlikely to play before Week 9.
Source: 49ers.com
Sep 13 - 11:24 AM

49ers placed ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.

Bowman had zero chance at being ready for Week 1 and is unlikely to play before midseason. He wrecked his knee in the playoffs, tearing both his ACL and MCL. Michael Wilhoite or Chris Borland will fill in next to ILB Patrick Willis. Without Bowman, NT Glenn Dorsey (torn biceps), and OLB Aldon Smith (suspension), the 49ers' defense may not be its usual shutdown self to open the year.
Aug 25 - 8:59 PM

49ers placed ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) on the active/PUP list.

As expected. Bowman is going to be sidelined throughout camp and the entire preseason. He's unlikely to return until Week 9, following San Francisco's Week 8 bye. Michael Wilhoite is the favorite to open the season in Bowman's starting spot next to Patrick Willis. Bowman shredded his ACL and MCL in the playoffs.
Jul 23 - 3:26 PM

According to the Sacramento Bee, the "smart money" is on ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) returning after the 49ers' Week 8 bye.

Likely to open the season on reserve/PUP, Bowman could return in Week 7 in a best case scenario. As San Francisco's bye is the following week, however, Week 9 as a target date makes sense. The 49ers will hold a camp battle to choose Bowman's first-half replacement. Michael Wilhoite is the early favorite.
Jul 21 - 1:27 PM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) will be placed on the active/PUP list when he reports to training camp next week.

It's merely a procedural move, as Bowman is expected to open 2014 on the reserve/PUP list. Bowman is five months removed from knee surgery and targeting a midseason return.
Jul 19 - 3:46 PM

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