Bowman only recorded four tackles (three solo) in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.
It was an unusually-low tackle total for the Bowman in a game where the opponent ran the ball 32 times. The eight-year pro admitted that his body wasn't ready for the quick turnaround between last week's contest and Thursday's loss to the Rams, according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. That represents a larger issue that the NFL faces regarding player health in their quest for higher ratings on TNF. Expect Bowman to bounce back with 10 days of rest before next week's matchup against the Cardinals.
Bowman racked up 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 12-9 loss to the Seahawks.
The All-Pro linebacker looked to be in mid-season form, moving well laterally and vacuuming up Seattle's runs up the middle. Perennially a top IDP option, there were questions surrounding Bowman's health entering the season after playing just six games over the last two years. That said, the 29-year-old has certainly passed the eye test early on, putting him back in the mix as a premium linebacker for racking up tackles.
Bowman finished with five tackles (three solo) in Sunday's season-opening loss to the Panthers.
It was an uncharacteristically low tackle total for the perennial All-Pro linebacker, but he was moving well after coming off of an Achilles' injury last season. Bowman led all San Francisco linebackers with 66 snaps Sunday, and as long as he stays healthy, the 29-year-old should contribute high-end IDP numbers this year.
Bowman collected four tackles (two solo) in Sunday's preseason loss to the Vikings.
The All-Pro linebacker suffered a mild shoulder injury a couple of weeks ago, but he has started both of the 49ers' preseason contests since then. Bowman will likely skip Thursday's preseason finale along with the rest of the club's starters before reclaiming his spot in the middle of San Francisco's defense. He projects to be a top IDP contributor this season as long as he stays healthy.
Bowman left Thursday's practice early due to a mild AC joint sprain, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Bowman joined fellow starting linebacker Rueben Foster on the sidelines after they each suffered the same injury. It was announced that Foster will play in Saturday's preseason game against Denver, suggesting that the injury isn't too serious. It's unclear if Bowman will also suit up or if the team will seek to rest the veteran to give him extra time to recover.
|4||10/1/17||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||46||38.0||8||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||143||111.0||32||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||148||96.0||52||2||1||11||11.0||11||0||7|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||145||120.0||25||5||2||93||46.5||89||1||8|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||154||116.0||38||2.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||4||35||24.0||11||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||3||20||13.0||7||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||3||0||3||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||4||0||2||0||2||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|