Report: 49ers shopping NaVorro Bowman

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Linebacker Navorro Bowman‘s time with the 49ers could be coming to an end. The team is shopping Bowman, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Schefter adds “there are teams interested.”

Bowman expressed displeasure earlier this week at having his snaps reduced. A full-time starter since 2011, he played only 58 of 76 snaps in an overtime loss to the Colts on Sunday and still finished with a team-high 10 tackles. But Brock Coyle, an undrafted core special teams player, had two tackles and a half sack in Browman’s spot.

Bowman, who has an $11.99 million salary cap number next season, doesn’t appear to be in the 49ers’ long-term plans. So a trade would benefit both sides, though Bowman has spent all eight seasons in San Francisco after it made him a third-round pick.

He ranks as only one of four players in franchise history to earn four first-team All-Pro honors.

41 responses to “Report: 49ers shopping NaVorro Bowman

  1. This is the short-term answer the Cowboys have been looking for.

    As the unofficial Cowboys arm-chair GM, our team will offer the 49ers a conditional 4th round pick in the 2018 NFL draft. We’ll even put him on the field next week against, no other than his former team the 49ers.

    Sean Lee + Navorro Bowman anyone?

  2. This is no surprise. Some contender might have a couple injuries at LB, and Bowman might fit in. A playoff team might not need a superstar LB, just someone who knows the assignments.

  3. If it’s cheap the Saints really need to go get him, their linebacker corps has been one of the worst in football for like 5 years running.

  4. Linebackers are this decade’s running backs. People aren’t paying them anymore because they wear out quickly and get hurt frequently. Big money is going to corners and pass rushers instead.

  5. Lol the minute any defensive player that can still zip up his fly gets released the Dallas fanboys are all over it. Don’t blame em dick butkus NOW would be an upgrade

  6. Baalke, the genius, can be thanked for the 11 million dollar yoke around his collar. Bo, just take the money and retire now.

  7. Ill give ya Dareus……we pay that for about 25 snaps a game, every other week when hes not injured

  8. lightcleric says:
    October 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm
    If it’s cheap the Saints really need to go get him, their linebacker corps has been one of the worst in football for like 5 years running.

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    Hilarious…Your team is in a raging cap hell and rebuilding with Brees gone next year.

    You want to rent an LB at that price?

    lol

    How is that “if cheap”?

  9. Anyone trading for him needs to accommodate a $7M cap hit for the rest of this year so right off the top that eliminates 14 teams. Teams not only need to consider his $12m ($11.994M is effectively $12M) but he’s scary to contemplate as rental because cutting him in the off season means $5.3M in dead money. And all that is for a 29 year old MLB that missed 2014 after ACL and MCL tears and the last 12 games of 2016 with an achilles injury.

  10. arzcardinals says:
    October 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm
    Good player, no one is going to touch his $11 mill contract. 3-5 mill sure…no way 11.

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    Exactly. And the thing is, if he goes at that price, he;ll go to a crap time with tons of cap space, “rebuilding”, he’ll be as miserable as he is now, playing for nothing as a rental.

    Although, Garoppolo might look pretty good in SF.

    Hmm.

  11. He has been a cornerstone on that defense; especially when teamed up with Patrick Willis. Sad to see him go but he’s at a hefty price for someone who’s definitely lost a step since the knee/Achilles injuries. The Rueben Foster era is now apparently.

  12. I agree that the ‘Boys could use his services; however, the salary cap situation would negate that!

  13. I’d give a 4th for him, preferably a compensatory, just due to the size of the contract.

    Go for it BB (it isn’t my money) the Pats LB corps is kinda depressingly shallow right now.

  14. The Raiders could use this guy. You would think with a GM that was an LB, a HC that was an LB and a DC that was a Pro Bowl LB could draft on the defensive side of the ball. Mack was a non brainer, my 8 year old would have know to draft him. Reggie has done a good job but drafting on that side of the ball he gets a -Derp.

  15. I’d have to think Bowman would want to go to the place where his best coach he ever played for. Vic Fangio. The Bears would make a lot of sense at this point with all the injuries the Bears have suffered. If the Bears could get a decent deal, why not. If Bowman is healthy I’m sure some conversations would be taking place. Or at least should be.

  16. 4rings4brady says:
    October 13, 2017 at 3:36 pm
    I’d give a 4th for him, preferably a compensatory, just due to the size of the contract.

    Go for it BB (it isn’t my money) the Pats LB corps is kinda depressingly shallow right now.

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    Depressingly “shallow”? It’s the same exact group has last year’s SB team with McClellin returning in a couple of weeks.

    lol

    Wise looks like a beast at DE and Marsh is a good looking young sub-rusher DE/OLB type.

  17. 2018: $8.7 million (+ $750,000 roster bonus), 2019: $2.55 million, 2020: $5.85 million, 2021: $7.65 million, 2020: $8.5 million, 2021: $7.65 million, 2022: $8.5 million, 2023: Free Agent

  18. Do any of you people read? His cap number is 11.9 million NEXT year! If you trade for him now, your on the hook for this year and the rest of his pro-rated signing bonus. In other words if you cut him this off season, the cap hit is around 5 million of dead money next year.

    The real question is for this year and 5 million NEXT year can he put a team over the hump.

    Im a die hard 49er fan and I believe it would be a mistake to let him go now. We’re already thin at LB!

  19. The Bears need LB’s…they’ll give you Mike Glennon for Bowman, and pay both their salaries, throw in some combos dipped with sweet and hot from Al’s for the entire executive staff, and a bag of footballs…

  20. York familie’s answer to the fans wants some reason to support the team. Get rid of all pro players because you are so strapped under the salary cap. Bowman should be very thankful

  21. Shoulda kept Brissett. Then the Pats could trade Jimmy G for Bowman and the Niners 1rst rnd pk. Can’t now

  22. The Raiders need this cat badly. Would be a huge upgrade despite his past injuries, huge!!!

    And the 49er’s probably don’t want much draft compensation wise, this is a salary dump, plus he complaining about playing time. He’ll get plenty with the Raiders! And he free things just a little for Mack, who could really use some help….any help. We are going to wear that guy out!

  23. This is the SF business model along with some other owners. They make more money getting rid of veterans and hire rookies or cheap free agents. They don’t care if the team wins and it shows every weekend.

  24. biggs13 says:
    DOLPHINS

    navyvandal says:
    BELICHICK ON LINE 1

    honkeyt says:
    The Raiders could use this guy.

    ipeefreelyagain says:
    This is the short-term answer the Cowboys have been looking for.
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    The Eagles, Bills, Redskins, Cardinals, Patriots, Steelers, Panthers, Chiefs, Ravens, Giants, Rams, Seahawks, Dolphins, Falcons & Saints do not have enough cap space to take on his contract this year and the Cowboys, Raiders and Jags couldn’t reasonably accommodate it next year.

  25. tylawspick6 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Depressingly “shallow”? It’s the same exact group has last year’s SB team with McClellin returning in a couple of weeks.

    lol

    Wise looks like a beast at DE and Marsh is a good looking young sub-rusher DE/OLB type.

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    Yes “depressingly shallow”. If you are impressed with the play of the NE Linebackers this season, then we are watching two different teams. Time to turn off Madden, start watching games.

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