It’s a big week for Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. On Friday, he gets to prove that he truly hasn’t had any setbacks in his recovery from knee surgery.
He can also try to pass physicals from teams that failed him at the Scouting Combine.
SI’s Peter King reports via a team scout that Bowers failed at least two team physicals previously. Bowers said he was “100%” at the Combine, but those failed physicals and his lack of a Pro Day in March indicates that he still had more healing to do.
Contacted about the report Monday, Bowers’ agent Joe Flanagan says that he addressed the problem in the statement he released last week. The key portion: “[Bowers] will also participate in the medical re-check in Indianapolis, which will lead to updated medical information being provided to all 32 clubs.”
Translation: Bowers may have failed physicals in February, but Flanagan is confident he will pass them now. Flanagan says he’s “looking forward to Friday” when Bowers can show his stuff on the field again.
Bowers is feeling the same way: “Seems everybody who picks up a pin knows more about my health then me!!! Not!! #failure!! 4 days!!” Bowers tweeted Monday.