The 2011 second-round pick will be on his third tour of duty with the team that originally drafted him. Bowers' latest signing was prompted by the ankle injury suffered by defensive tackle Akeem Spence in Week 14. The Clemson product, highly regarded coming out of college, generally underwhelmed during four seasons, accumulating 66 tackles, including 13 for loss, seven sacks, two fumble recoveries and six passes defensed over 50 games. Still only 25 years old, Bowers figures to receive modest playing time in Thursday night's road tilt versus the Rams, and has offered only marginal IDP value over his career.
The former second-round draft pick signed a one-year deal with the team in July, but struggled in exhibition play with just one sack in four games.
Bowers, who has also dealt with injuries since joining the NFL and lost two games in 2014 for violating the NFL drug policy, has recorded only seven sacks in his career.
Bowers has spent his entire career with the Bucs since being selected in the second round of the 2011 draft. He has totaled 66 tackles and seven sacks in 50 NFL games.
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||25||22.0||3||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||13||10.0||3||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||7||2.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||21||11.0||10||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||3||1.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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