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' offseason workout program. It was not announced, and is likely not yet known, whether the tear was a full tear or a partial tear. Despite the lack of knowledge, Bowers believes he'll be playing this season.
2013?? Get real... I'm playing THIS year 2012
— Da'Quan Bowers (@DaQuanBowers91) May 10, 2012
Bowers played in all 16 games last season, although he started off very slow. Bowers recorded just 1.5 sacks last season to go along with his 25 tackles. Michael Bennett will likely step in as the starter if Bowers is unable to be ready by the start of the season which seems likely. While Tampa...