Raiders plan to start NaVorro Bowman tonight

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The Raiders didn’t sign Navorro Bowman to sit around and watch.

So not only is he going to play tonight against the Chiefs, he’s going to start.

That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, noting how quickly the Raiders coaches have gotten him up to speed.

He only signed with them Monday, so he’s had less than a week to acclimate. But it also speaks to the deficit of talent the Raiders had at the position, that even a veteran as accomplished as Bowman could jump in so quickly.

13 responses to “Raiders plan to start NaVorro Bowman tonight

  1. 3 days in, and he’s your best ILB? I love the guy, but no way can he know an NFL defense in 3 days. Of course clearly they don’t really have an NFL defense…

  2. NaVorro is going to play great for the Raiders for several additional years after this season. His continuing Pro-Bowl level of play will make the 49ers management wish that they had never tried to reduce his snap count to part-time.

  3. Folkwolf101 says:
    October 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm
    NaVorro is going to play great for the Raiders for several additional years after this season. His continuing Pro-Bowl level of play will make the 49ers management wish that they had never tried to reduce his snap count to part-time.

    Watch closely tonight…his Pro Bowl days are loooong gone. The Niners tried to gracefully protect him by resting him occasionally but his pride got in the way. Good for Bow to swindle an extra $3M from the Raiders, but if you’re looking for him to be the savior for your D, ain’t happening

  4. He has to play because Reggie McKenzie released one of their healthy LB’s to add Bowman. Fing brilliant Reggie.

  5. Navarro was always a 3-4 linebacker. The 49ers use a 4-3 system now. That’s why his play seems so slow. He’s not ment to cover side line to side line.

  6. Dare I say trap game for the Chiefs? Everyone and the Raiders feel like they will win. Kinda like that time they lost to the 0-10 Raiders on thursday night.

  7. The way we completely own Carr, body and soul, I have faith in winning this game against these sad sacks. It’s a given their defense will be horrible, even with the new grandpa starting.

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