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Bucs put Da’Quan Bowers on injured reserve

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A disappointing third season for Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has ended.

The Bucs announced they placed Bowers on injured reserve with a knee injury. He’ll be replaced on the 53-man roster with second-year defensive end Scott Solomon.

Bowers had just 1.0 sack this season, giving him 5.5 in three seasons. That’s far off expectations for the former second-round pick, whose draft stock slid because of concerns about his knees.

The Buccaneers have tried many tactics to motivate him, but it appears that after trying to slot him as a pass-rush specialist, he simply isn’t able to do it at this level.

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5 Responses to “Bucs put Da’Quan Bowers on injured reserve”
  1. dodohead418 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:03 PM

    It is always a shame when good college players don’t become good NFL players!

  2. bluefunk72 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:11 PM

    Can we label him a bust now???

  3. jjg8505 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:48 PM

    Not that this matters on such a terrible season

  4. 6ball says: Dec 26, 2013 1:11 PM


    An unfortunate situation because the Bucs front three is set with McCoy, Golston, and Claiborne. They could use a Vince Wilfork type in the middle to eat the blockers allowing the others to make plays.


  5. whysomanylosers says: Dec 27, 2013 2:35 PM

    dont put him on IR… just put him down.

    Bucs need another DE and DT (again).

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