Cornerback Zack Bowman claimed rather lofty ambitions Tuesday in his introductory press conference after signing with the Dolphins. He is seeking to land a starting spot after stating he was told he would receive an opportunity to compete for it, per the Palm Beach Post.
Bowman, who will battle Jamar Taylor for the right to play aside set starter Brent Grimes, has not started more than seven games in a season since 2009, his second year in the NFL.
His 2014 numbers with the Giants were both good and bad. In five starts he led the league by allowing just 36.1 percent of passes tossed his way to be completed. But the 19.3 yards per completion he yielded was an NFL-worst.
The Dolphins reached a deal with corner Zack Bowman on Monday, who earlier in the day had visited with the team, per the Miami Herald. Terms of the deal were not released.
The 30-year-old has started just 16 games in the last five seasons, the most recent of which was with the Giants. However, Bowman does led the league in completion percentage against, allowing a catch just once every 18.6 snaps in coverage, according to Pro Football Focus.
Free-agent cornerback Zack Bowman is visiting with the Dolphins on Monday, per the Palm Beach Post. The corner, who played last season with the Giants after six campaigns with the Bears, is coming off a year in which he had 24 tackles and two interceptions.
For his career, Bowman has 12 interceptions, with six coming during his best statistical campaign, in 2009.
The Giants will have their questionable players Week 10 against the Seahawks.
Zack Bowman, Cullen Jenkins and Mathias Kiwanuka will all play. Bowman is dealing with an abdomen injury. Jenkins has a calf issue, and Kiwanuka is dealing with a knee injury.
The team will also have Weston Richburg, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Steve Weatherford. All three players were listed as probable coming into the contest.
Giants running back Rashad Jennings (knee) was the only player labeled doubtful heading into Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Seattle. The team released its final injury report Friday and the only players deemed questionable for Week 10 were Cullen Jenkins (calf), Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and Zack Bowman (abdomen).
The following players were ruled probable: <span data-shortcode="annotation" data-id="1673483" data-text="Weston Richburg" data-canon="Weston Richburg" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_PLAYER" id="shortcode0"> (ankle), Adam Snyder (knee), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back), Steve Weatherford (ankle) and Preston Parker (ankle).
The Giants' injury-depleted secondary received more bad news Thursday when cornerback Zack Bowman was sent to a local hospital due to abdominal pain and missed practice, according to NJ.com. The Giants will play the Seahawks Week 10.
The Giants placed starting cornerback Prince Amukamara (biceps) on injured reserve earlier this week. Defensive backs Walter Thurmond, Trumaine McBride and Cooper Taylor were already on injured reserve.
The possible absence of fellow Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie would place Zack Bowman front and center Sunday against Dallas And that could mean an individual battle against Cowboys stud receiver Dez Bryant.
Bryant has 36 catches for 439 yards and four touchdowns through six games, but Bowman is expressing admiration, not fear.
"He has a phenomenal mindset when it comes to the ball," Bowman told NJ.com. "Obviously, it's going to be about just going out there to compete, to try and out-compete him. We have a nice game plan for the Cowboys."
Bowman, who has been used mostly on special teams this season, is embracing a potentially expanded role.
"It won't be tough," he said. "Obviously we have a mentality for the next guy up. It's not my first rodeo. I've played in games before. Like I said, it's about being confident and knowing what I'm doing out there."
Giants cornerback Zack Bowman and punter Steve Weatherford are ready to go Week 4.
Bowman came into the game considered questionable, but is active for the contest. Weatherford was probable, and always expected to play.
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) and linebacker Devon Kennard (hamstring) have been ruled out for Thursday's NFC East showdown with the Redskins. Linebacker Jon Beason might join Beckham and Kennard on the sidelines for Week 4 since he is being considered doubtful due to a foot/toe injury.
Cornerback Zack Bowman (quadricep), tackle James Brewer (back) and tackle Charles Brown (shoulder) are listed as questionable, while punter Steve Weatherford (left ankle) is probable.
Giants cornerback Zack Bowman was forced out of Friday's preseason game against the Jets with a right arm injury, according to ESPN. Bowman left the game in the first half and was unable to return. The team has not revealed the extent of the injury.
Free agent cornerback Zack Bowman agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants, reports ESPN. Bowman had 48 tackles, seven passes defended and three interceptions for the Bears last year.
The Bears DST scored its seventh touchdown Week 15 when Zack Bowman returned an interception 43 yards at Cleveland. Only the Chiefs DST, with 11 touchdowns, has more.
Still, the Bears DST is averaging only 5.8 Fantasy points over its last four games. Chicago ranks 27th in total defense (380.4) and 28th in points allowed (27.9). Linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) is expected back after missing seven straight games, but it's unlikely he'll be dominant in his return.
In Week 16 the Bears travel to Philadelphia to play Chip Kelly's innovative offense. The Eagles have yielded double-digit Fantasy points to a DST once in their last six games. Keep the Bears DST out of your lineups.
Bears cornerback Zack Bowman had two interceptions in the team's 38-31 victory over the Browns. Bowman returned his second pick -- in the third quarter -- 43 yards for a touchdown.
The score was the first of Bowman's career and the interceptions brought his season total up to three.
The Bears play the Eagles in Week 16.
Bears defensive back Zack Bowman picked off his first pass of the season Thursday, in a 27-21 win over the Giants in Week 6.
Bowman intercepted Eli Manning on the very first drive of the game, one of three interceptions total by the Bears' defense. He added three tackles.
Bowman now has eight tackles and one interception on the season.
Bears cornerback Zack Bowman is active Week 4 against the Lions.
Bowman had been sidelined by a knee injury, but was considered probable going into the game.
The Bears injury report for Week 4 against the Lions features three injured defensive backs, all with different chances of playing Sunday. While Zack Bowman (knee) is probable, Charles Tillman (knee, groin) is questionable and Sherrick McManis (quad) is doubtful.
Bears defensive back Zack Bowman, who left his previous preseason game with a hamstring injury, was ruled inactive for Thursday's preseason finale against the Browns. Bowman played in the first three preseason games before the injury. His status remains in question for Week 1 vs. Cincinnati.
Bears defensive back Zack Bowman was forced out of Friday's preseason game against the Raiders with a right hamstring injury.
Bowman suffered the injury in the second quarter and did not return to the game. He remained on the sidelines and had his right leg wrapped in ice.
After serving as one of the most integral members of the team's special teams unit last season, defensive back Zack Bowman signed a one-year contract to remain with the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports. Bowman signed with the Bears during the season after being released by Minnesota last September.