NaVorro Bowman has started running in ACL rehab

The 49ers know they won’t have linebacker NaVorro Bowman until at least the seventh week of the regular season after placing him on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of the ACL he tore in last year’s NFC Championship Game, but how soon after that point they may have him remains unclear. They have gotten some good news about his rehab recently. Bowman has been sprinting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Chiefs, Jaguars, Titans

  49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) resumed running this week as he works to get back from a torn ACL and MCL. ( Chiefs The Broncos’ defense is reportedly preparing for RB Jamaal Charles to get “a lot of touches this week.“ “We definitely know they’re going to have a heavy gameplan for Jamaal,” said Broncos CB Aqib Talib, via Jaguars...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman coaching Patrick Willis

All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman won’t let his injury stop him from helping the San Francsico 49ers. Bowman has been assisting 49ers linebackers coach Jim Leavitt while he recovers from a torn ACL.  Bowman is specifically working with seven-time Pro Bowler Patrick Willis. “He was there to help me on a play, or critique me, or get me better,” Willis said on Thursday. ...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman is now sprinting

Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman tweeted on Thursday that he’s been sprinting for two days now as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL that he suffered during last season’s NFL title game. Just finished my second day sprinting now icing this bad boy down #onestepcloser — Navorro Bowman (@NBowman53...
Via Pro Football Zone
6 days ago  |  Discuss

For the first time in a long time, the Niners defense looks weak

The San Francisco 49ers knew they would be playing without Aldon Smith for a chunk of this season. They were surely being optimistic, and hoping for a four-game suspension after his repeated violations of the rules that govern basic human decency and common sense (technically, for violating both the personal conduct and substance abuse policies, which takes true talent). At worst...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Update: NaVorro Bowman, Marcus Lattimore, Marcus Martin

The San Francisco 49ers have lost NaVorro Bowman, Marcus Lattimore and Marcus Martin for a good chunk of time. All of these players aren't likely to be back until at least week six, at the earliest.#463835689 / gettyimages.comAccording to Adam Schefter, NaVorro Bowman was placed on the PUP, which automatically means he will miss the first six weeks of the season. Bowman is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers placed NaVorro Bowman on the PUP list

Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire   The 49ers have placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman (knee) on the physically able to perform list as he continues to rehab from offseason ACL surgery. 49ers also placed LB NaVorro Bowman on PUP, meaning he officially will miss at least the first six games this season. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 26, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Competition continues to find Bowman's worthy replacement

On the surface, inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite had a strong first half and only seemed to strengthen his case to replace NaVorro Bowman in the 49ers’ starting lineup. But instead of being satisfied with his performance, Wilhoite focused afterward on three plays that got away in the 49ers’ 34-0 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Wilhoite recorded seven tackles, tying...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: San Francisco 49ers dream Super Bowl match-ups, NFL’s hottest cheerleaders

We’re getting closer to football that actually matters. In the meantime, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help pass the time: National Columns • Power Rankings: Where each NFL team stands after preseason Week 1 (READ) • Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 1 (READ) • QB Ratings: Ranking every starting quarterback from...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The race to replace Linebacker NaVorro Bowman

Who says preseason games are meaningless? Sunday’s preseason game will be far from for the 49ers. The team is looking for a boost of confidence following their 23-3 road loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The loss against the Ravens highlighted several flaws in the defensive line. While many might think the loss to the Ravens is not an adequate indicator of the regular season, the reality...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fangio on Battle to Replace Bowman: ‘It’s a Pretty Even Competition’

Just who will be replacing NaVorro Bowman is yet to be decided. “It’s a good competition,” said San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio of the derby to replace the all-pro inside linebacker. On Sunday, Fangio mentioned Michael Wilhoite, Chris Borland, Nick Moody and Shayne Skov, in order, as the players angling to claim that spot. “Hopefully here at some point...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers DT Glen Dorsey out for season

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey is out for the season with a torn biceps, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey is out for the year with a torn bicep, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2014 Dorsey injured his left arm at practice Friday. The 29-year-old Dorsey had 41 tackles and two sacks last season, his first with San...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman expected to return at season midpoint

The San Francisco 49ers have a loose timetable in mind for All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio told reporters on Friday that Bowman is not expected to return until the midpoint of the season, according to the Bay Area News Group. Bowman -- who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL -- was placed on San Francisco's physically unable...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t be surprised if NaVorro Bowman is ready before week 8

While many people believe 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (knee) won’t be healthy enough to play until after week eight, head coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t be surprised if he gets back on the field sooner. Jim Harbaugh on expectation NaVorro Bowman out until mid season: "Knowing NaVorro, nothing would surprise me if it’s sooner than that." — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers plan NaVorro Bowman on the PUP list

No surprise here. The 49ers have announced that they’ve placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from knee surgery. #49ers have placed LB @NBowman53 on the active/physically unable to perform list. — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 23, 2014 I wouldn’t expect Bowman to play until after week six. var ACE_AR...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Linebackers preview: The Reign of Talent shall Continue

The heart of the defense lies in the linebacker position. When all are healthy, they are the most talented group on the field at any given time. Let’s begin by taking a look at the inside linebacker position. When training camp begins there will be a battle to see who will take the place of injured NaVorro Bowman. It is uncertain who will play along side Patrick Willis in week...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Key camp question: Who will spell Bowman?

The 49ers have ranked among top three in points allowed the past three years, but one of the NFL’s most formidable defenses figures to be absent two All-Pros to start the season. Outside linebacker Aldon Smith is expected to serve as NFL suspension of unknown length, while inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (knee) will miss about half the season. The 49ers figure to replace Smith...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman to return after week 8?

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee believes 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman likely won’t make his 2014 debut until after week eight. NaVorro Bowman (ACL recovery) is expected to go on the physically-unable-to perform list when he reports to camp this week. The smart money on his return is after the team’s Week 8 bye. One of Bowman’s understudies, veteran Michael Wilhoite, doesn’t...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Niners Expect NaVorro Bowman Back by Week 9

Slowly but surely, linebacker NaVorro Bowman is working towards returning to the field for the San Francisco 49ers. After suffering a gruesome ACL tear during the NFL title game against the Seattle Seahawks, it was feared that the All-Pro would be missing the entire 2014-15 NFL campaign. Fear not Niner fans, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Bowman is expected back...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers LB NaVorro Bowman To Return After Week 8?

  According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the “smart money” is on 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman returning from his left-knee injury after the team’s bye in Week 8. Barrows notes that Michael Wilhoite is the current front-runner to assume Bowman’s duties for the start of the 2014 season. Barrows also lists Nick Moody, undrafted rookie Shayne Skov and third-round...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman will be place on the PUP list when camp begins

According to Matt Maiocco of,  49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman will be placed on the physically unable to perform list when training camp begins next week. Next week when linebacker NaVorro Bowman reports, he will also be added to the PUP list. Bowman is expected to open the season on the PUP list, as the 49ers are not going to take any chances in his rehab from...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco ILBs Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman named top-3 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers’ linebackers are game changers

NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks and Dan Skuta; do you know these names? You will. These are the linebackers for the San Francisco 49ers and they are all game changers. I am a Pittsburgh Steeler fan. And, I am a linebacker fan. My favorite player is second year OLB Jarvis Jones. In a couple of years, as some of the younger linebackers mature, they may once...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Navorro Bowman not a fan of his No. 47 ranking on

Each spring/summer ranks the top 100 player in football. First of all, the very thought of this endeavor is flawed. The ranking should be done by position, not overall. Football is the worst sport in the world to make […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis says he might take over NaVorro Bowman’s position

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis told the media on Tuesday that he might move to NaVorro Bowman’s position while he recovers from ACL surgery. Patrick Willis media scrum. LB says he might switch to NaVorro Bowman's ILB spot. — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) June 3, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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