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Agent: Bowers should be ready for training camp

Posted on: May 18, 2011 9:15 am
 
BowersPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Just because we’re not closing in on the NFL draft anymore doesn’t mean that Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers’ agent can’t try to create some optimism about Bowers’ knee.

According to Joe Flanagan, Bowers’ agent, Bowers is actually ahead of schedule (via the St. Petersburg Times), though, unlike in February, March and April, this news affects only one team and not 32.

As I’m sure you’re aware, Bowers was once considered a top-five pick (at one point, he even briefly flirted with the possibility of the Panthers drafting him No. 1 overall), but after not working out at the NFL combine – he said he was 100 percent, and then he didn’t do much of anything – and missing Clemson’s Pro Day (he had to have his own Pro Day later in the draft process), he slipped all the way toward the end of the second round.

Some have labeled Tampa Bay’s decision to grab Bowers at No. 51 an absolute steal, while others point to the rumors that numerous team doctors around the league didn’t clear Bowers and that the possibility of Bowers needing microfracture surgery is a huge impediment to the rest of his career.

Flanagan obviously believes in the former, saying that Bowers expects to be ready for training camp (whenever that is). He also points to the theory by noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews that Bowers, for now, isn’t looking like a player who will be hampered by that knee in the long term.

I imagine the Buccaneers team doctors would like to form their own opinion, but, as we all know, they’re not allowed to do so while the lockout continues.

"Dr. Andrews said if there were going to be problems (down the road), they'd show up pretty quick," Flanagan told the Times. "He hasn't had any swelling, soreness or pain. He hasn't had to back off at all. He didn't have a good workout on the field (at his pro day) but the fact that he did the workout at all was impressive."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:26 pm
 

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Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Agent: Bowers should be ready for training camp

I hope that he is able to recover and get back to 100% because I know he will have a HUGE chip on his shoulder about all the teams that passed on him and how far he dropped. He could be an absolute steal if he gets healthy and can produce like he was projected. With him and Clayborne together with Gerald McCoy and Brian Price at DT the Bucs D Line should be stout up the middle and the outside.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Agent: Bowers should be ready for training camp

The way this lockout situation is unfolding he is gonna have plenty of time to rehab his knee. And the fact that they did steal him in the end of the second round makes it a little easier to swallow if his knee does turn out to be a factor. He is a huge talent that has enourmous upside if he is healthy.


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