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Bowers could give Bucs a lift after Clayborn injury

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The Bucs lost top defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a year-ending knee injury during their Week Three loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Tampa Bay may have a reinforcement on the way.

According to the Tampa Tribune, 2011 second-round pick Da’Quan Bowers is “progressing steadily” in his return from a torn Achilles’ tendon. Bowers, who is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, would be eligible to resume playing in football games in Week Eight.

“There is still a long ways to go, I’m still about four weeks away,” said Bowers. “Right now, I’m just taking it day by day. It’s up to coach Schiano and Mark Dominik at the end of the day, so we’ll just see what they decide.”

Bowers tore his right Achilles’ tendon in May after going down in the Bucs’ offseason program. He gave Tampa Bay’s defense a lift down the stretch as a rookie, registering 14 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the final five games.

For now, the Bucs will turn to former third-round Eagles bust Daniel Te’o-Nesheim at right defensive end to replace Clayborn.

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11 Responses to “Bowers could give Bucs a lift after Clayborn injury”
  1. shaggyjeff says: Sep 25, 2012 5:36 PM

    #91 can’t get here soon enough ! God speed DaQuan !!

  2. tpa43 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:03 PM

    Will always be remembered as a beast in college.

  3. orangeclipper says: Sep 25, 2012 6:27 PM

    That’s not a plan. That’s a wish. Let the Glazer’s open wallet’s

  4. mgdsquiggy17 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:52 PM

    and who are they going to open the wallet and get? all those outstanding free agent DE that are out there?

  5. jjm7000 says: Sep 25, 2012 9:11 PM

    hey Andre Carter hasn’t been signed yet, he’s at least more passable as a starter than T’eo-Nesheim

  6. mintberrycrunch1 says: Sep 25, 2012 9:18 PM

    I’ll fill in for Martin Mayhew here. We will trade you Cliff Avril for Mark Barron, problem solved.

  7. toosharp23 says: Sep 25, 2012 9:33 PM

    I am sure Stylez G is available…

  8. talkintrashallday says: Sep 25, 2012 10:54 PM

    BUST

  9. masterofpanic says: Sep 26, 2012 4:46 AM

    Detriot needs more than Mark Barron to help that lousy defense!

  10. dirtybuc says: Sep 26, 2012 9:01 AM

    Next man up!!!

  11. mintberrycrunch1 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:30 PM

    Ha, can’t believe I got 5 thumbs up. Musta been other Lions fans. We can only dream.

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