Bowers signed a one-year contract with the Raiders on Monday. Bowers joined the Raiders in 2020 as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State. After spending that season on the practice squad, he made his NFL debut in 2021 in Week 5 against the Bears. Appearing in a total of five contests, Bowers accumulated 39 offensive snaps but never saw a target. He'll work to carve out a bigger role with the Raiders in 2022.
The Raiders tendered Bowers a contract as an exclusive rights free agent Wednesday, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports. Bowers made his NFL debut in 2021 and appeared in five games for the Raiders without receiving a target. He'll return to Las Vegas in 2022, assuming he officially signs the ERFA tender.
Bowers (neck) has been activated from IR in advance of Monday's game against the Browns. With Darren Waller (knee/back) unavailable for the contest, Bowers will give the Raiders some added Week 15 tight end depth behind Foster Moreau and Daniel Helm. Prior to landing on IR in October, Bowers had seen most of his snaps on special teams.
Bowers (neck) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday. The tight end has been on IR since Oct. 23, but the team will now have 21 days to either activate him or leave him inactive for the rest of the season. When active, Bowers operates mainly as a special teams option, and has failed to record a target on six offensives snaps in two games this year.
Bowers (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. Bowers didn't practice at all this week, so his status for Sunday shouldn't come as a surprise. The 25-year-old tight end has played mainly special teams during the two contests he has been active, so his absence shouldn't affect the Raiders' offensive rotations.
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|1||09/11||@Los Angeles Chargers||31||10.35|
|5||10/10||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||5.80|
|8||10/30||@New Orleans Saints||7||5.06|
|13||12/04||Los Angeles Chargers||31||10.35|
|14||12/08||@Los Angeles Rams||9||5.62|
|15||12/18||New England Patriots||6||5.00|
|17||01/01||San Francisco 49ers||4||4.60|
|18||01/08||Kansas City Chiefs||10||5.80|
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