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Da'Quan Bowers | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 288
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (51) / TB
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Chiefs worked out free agent DL Da'Quan Bowers on Monday.
Free agent CB Phillip Adams was also in for a visit. A second-round pick in 2011, Bowers spent most of last season out of the league. He will struggle to make the final 53 even if signed. Tue, Apr 5, 2016 08:54:00 AM

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Free agent DL Da'Quan Bowers is working out for the Panthers.

The Panthers are likely just updating their emergency list. Bowers was cut loose by the Bucs over the weekend after showing very little in 11 games a season ago.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Bucs released DT Da'Quan Bowers.

The former second-round pick was re-signed by the Bucs back in July after drawing very little interest as a free agent. He was a colossal disappointment as a 4-3 pass-rushing end, but had appeared to find a home as a rotational defensive tackle. The Buccaneers apparently did not agree.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Buccaneers re-signed DL Da'Quan Bowers to a one-year contract.

This might be the former second-round draft pick's final chance in the NFL. Riddled by injuries, Bowers has managed seven sacks through 50 career games. A former defensive end, Bowers was tried at defensive tackle by the Buccaneers last season. He responded with 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Free agent DE Da'Quan Bowers and TE Chase Coffman tried out at Saints rookie minicamp this past week.

Former 49ers and Bears WR Josh Morgan was also in the house. The 51st pick in the 2011 draft, 25-year-old Bowers is trying to get back in the league after flopping in four seasons with the Bucs. The Saints have not signed him.
Fri, May 15, 2015 10:42:00 PM

NFL suspended Bucs DL Da'Quan Bowers two games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

A suspension was about the only thing missing from the 2011 mega bust's list of NFL lowlights. Bowers has played 159 snaps this season, but failed to generate any pass-rushing heat, notching only one sack. He played just 22-of-68 snaps in the Bucs' most-recent game. He'll return in Week 10.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Buccaneers declared DT Da'Quan Bowers, OLs Kadeem Edwards, Kevin Pamphile and Rishaw Johnson, DE William Gholston, CB Rashaan Melvin, and S Bradley McDougald inactive for Week 1 against the Panthers.

None of these inactives were unexpected.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Bucs DL Da'Quan Bowers is in danger of getting cut.

The oft-injured Bowers entered camp on the bubble and has been sidelined by a groin strain for more than a week now. The 2011 second-round pick is "off scholarship" as he was not drafted by GM Jason Licht or coach Lovie Smith. "You can't get Wally Pipped," said Smith. "Da'Quan is trying to get back. Again, I think he has a future in the league, whether it be as a defensive end outside or more of a third-down rush guy inside."
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 08:19:00 AM

Bucs fourth-year DL Da'Quan Bowers said he let ex-coach Greg Schiano break him down mentally and now knows he needs to step his game up to make the 53-man roster.

"He got to me mentally, and I couldn’t bounce back for some reason," Bowers said. "I’m at a point in my career where it’s time to make plays. It’s time to shine. I’ve been mediocre my whole life here." The Bucs are doing anything and everything to turn Bowers into an asset, as they've been giving him reps at end and tackle. Bowers is simply competing for a backup job.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 11:31:00 AM

The Bucs are trying to transition fourth-year DL Da'Quan Bowers into an end-tackle hybrid.

"He's big enough to rush inside on third downs and a good anchor outside on first down," said Lovie of Bowers (6'4/288). "It gives us some flexibility." Smith suggested Bowers is fighting to become the Buccaneers' No. 7 defensive lineman. Gerald McCoy, Michael Johnson, Adrian Clayborn, Clinton McDonald, Akeem Spence, and William Gholston would presumably be the top six.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 10:35:00 PM

Bucs GM Jason Licht confirmed 2011 second-round pick Da'Quan Bowers is on thin ice in Tampa Bay.

Bowers reported to spring practices out of shape, has been ineffective whenever on the field, and is now off scholarship under a new front office and coaching staff. "I (don’t) mean to sound too harsh, but it’s a matter of fact that he needs to prove that he wants to make an impact with this football team and I expect that he will," Licht said. Bowers is not in the mix for a starting job.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Bucs DE Da'Quan Bowers showed up to offseason workouts out of shape for the second year in a row.

Bowers was ticketed for a starting job last summer, but reported to the offseason program overweight and relinquished the opportunity. He's now simply fighting to keep his roster spot as a rotational end behind Michael Johnson, William Gholston, and Adrian Clayborn. Bowers has 5.5 career sacks in 39 games.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Bucs DE Da'Quan Bowers sat out pre-draft minicamp due to the knee injury that cut his 2013 season short.

Coach Lovie Smith recently showered Bowers in praise, but Lovie has seemingly done that with every Bucs player he's inherited. "I know rehab is going well," said Smith. "He's a good football player, but he needs to prove it right now." Bowers indeed underwent surgery, presumably related to the knee woes that plagued his 2011 pre-draft process. He can't be counted on for a 2014 role.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 12:21:00 AM

Coach Lovie Smith reiterated that DE Da'Quan Bowers should excel in the Bucs' new defense.

"He’s a good football player, but he needs to prove it right now," Smith said. "He’ll get an opportunity, a player like that should be able to excel in a defense like ours." Smith said as much after he was hired, but the Bucs went out and signed RE Michael Johnson. Bowers is now the third end behind Johnson and LE Adrian Clayborn. He'll play a pure pass-rushing role should he make the team.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 10:41:00 AM

The Lovie Smith coaching staff has insisted it still has high hopes for DE Da'Quan Bowers.

Bowers was handed a starting job on a silver platter in 2013 yet he still blew it, falling behind Daniel Te'o-Nesheim and then William Gholston before landing on injured reserve with recurring knee woes. Now there are whispers that he'll need more surgery. As ESPN's Pat Yasinskas says, anything the Bucs get out of Bowers going forward will be considered a bonus. Both Yasinskas and our Evan Silva call defensive end Tampa's No. 1 offensive need.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 09:23:00 AM

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