Found May 10, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers suffered a torn Achilles tendon while participating in the Bucs’ offseason program.

Bowers will likely be out for the entire 2012 season, barring a miracle.

Losing Bowers is a huge blow to the Buccaneers, since he was expected to be a key part of their pass rush going into his second season.


Da'Quan Bowers tears Achilles tendon, says he plans on playing in 2012

Last year, around this time, Da'Quan Bowers slid down the draft board, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snagged him in the middle of the second round. He slid down the draft board largely as a result of long-term health concerns. This, however, was not the concern. The Buccaneers announced today that Da'Quan Bowers tore one of his Achilles tendons during the Buccaneers'...

Da'Quan Bowers tears Achilles tendon

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers tore his Achilles tendon during an offseason conditioning workout, the team announced. His plans for surgery Friday to repair the damage are still being finalized. Bowers predicted that he will play this season via his Twitter account, writing: "2013?? Get real... I'm playing THIS year 2012"

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ronde Barber Switching Positions

Tampa Bay’s best defensive back for over ten years, Ronde Barber, has done an incredible job of staying productive into his mid-thirties. In order to continue his production, GM Mark Dominik stated Barber will likely play safety in 2012. At 37 years old, Barber’s tackling skills have dwindled, but his ability to intercept the ball has remained a constant. He has six interceptions...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense suffers a major blow

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have spent the last two years rebuilding the defensive line. Last season, the Buccaneers selected in the second round, DE De’Quan Bowers. Bowers was thought at one point to be a first round selection but he fell to Tampa in the second-round. The defensive end was coming off an injury issue regarding microfracture surgery on his knee, but he now appears...

Buccaneers moving Ronde Barber to safety

According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune,  Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik has stated that they’ll be moving veteran cornerback Ronde Barber to safety in 2012. It’s uncommon at all for teams to move veteran cornerbacks that are at the end of their careers to the safety position, in order to maximize their talent.  

USFL plans a March 2013 return

Football fans, rejoice! No longer will we have to endure the painful months from the conclusion of the Super Bowl until the opening of training camps. Spring and Summer football is back, the USFL is returning. I loved the USFL in it’s day, perhaps that’s because the Tampa Bay Bandits were significantly better than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the time and they were easier to watch...

Bucs' Bowers tears Achilles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers tore an Achilles tendon during offseason workouts and is scheduled to have surgery Friday, according to the team. A 2011 second-round draft pick, Bowers vowed via Twitter on Thursday to play this season, as opposed to not being ready to play until 2013. Bowers played 16 games and made six starts in 2011. He made 25 tackles...

Former NC State DTs McCargo, Pressley join Bears

Defensive tackles DeMario Pressley and John McCargo signed with the Bears. Both are former N.C. State players who haven't become regulars in the NFL.McCargo, 28, was a first-round pick of the Bills in 2006, but spent most of that season on injured reserve and never found his niche with the Bills. He was traded to the Colts in 2008, but that trade deadline deal was voided the...

La Canfora Leaves NFL Network For CBS Sports

CBS Sports has announced that NFL Network “NFL Insider” Jason La Canfora is leaving the the network to pursue a similar position with CBS Sports. La Canfora will be joining James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher on the set of The NFL Today beginning on September 9. He begins his role as
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