7:14 AM EDT, Mon September 01, 2014

Bucs make first 13 cuts, including DE English, Meredith

Defensive end Larry English, the former first-round pick who was challenging Da'Quan Bowers for a roster spot, is among 13 players who have been cut by the Bucs as the team trims its roster from 75 players to the final 53. Gone, too, is veteran offensive lineman Jamon Meredith, who started 20 games in the past two seasons but had fallen out of …
Bucs Nation Aug 23, 2014
Buccaneers vs. Bills: Sammy Watkins, Mike James, Kyle Williams won't play

Buccaneers vs. Bills: Sammy Watkins, Mike James, Kyle Williams won't play

The inactives are in for the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills, and Sammy Watkins is the most significant absentee. The Buffalo Bills will be without two of their best players, as both Kyle Williams and Sammy Watkins will be inactive today, the team announced. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike James and Da'Quan Bowers are the top injured players. Inactive for Bucs: Jenkins, James, Gorrer, Sims, Bowers and Gholston. — Pat Yasinskas (@PatYazESPN) August 23, 2014 Alterraun Verner will get to make his debut for the Bucs today after missing the first to preseason...
Bucs Nation Aug 22, 2014
Da'Quan Bowers Doesn't Deserve the

Da'Quan Bowers Doesn't Deserve the "Mike Williams" Treatment from Buccaneers Media and Fans

Da'Quan Bowers has found himself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons lately. Why are fans and media alike so quick to run off a talented player? The NFL is a fickle sport. Some of its most talented athletes have had their careers cut short due to on-field injuries or off-the-field incidents. A look through the history of the league reveals a Hall of Fame roster of players who never got to live up to their potential for one reason or another, and a mob of angry fans chasing them away into obscurity. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise is certainly no exception, as dozens of...
Bucs Nation Aug 22, 2014
Daily Bucs Links: Tim Wright will be fine

Daily Bucs Links: Tim Wright will be fine

Here's your open thread for today. Bucs TE Wright responds to criticism with a good week | Tampa Bay TimesHe's not getting cut. Tim Wright back in good graces with Lovie Smith - ESPNHurray. Life on the NFL bubble: Some extras | Tampa Bay TimesNice detail. Smith, Dietrich-Smith forge bond over classic cars | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa TimesO....kay? Bucs notes: DL Bowers knows roster spot no guarantee | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa TimesOn the bubble. Bowers Says He Knows He Is On The Bubble-Pewter ReportGotta show up tomorrow. Da'Quan Bowers knows he's on bubble -...
Times-Picayune Aug 21, 2014

Former 2nd-round pick Da'Quan Bowers on roster bubble for Tampa Bay: NFC South links

The Tampa Bay Times reported this week that his "disappointing career with the Bucs could be nearing an end."
Tampa Bay Times Aug 20, 2014

Injury could cost Da'Quan Bowers spot with Bucs

TAMPA — Da'Quan Bowers' disappointing career with the Bucs could be nearing an end.

Bowers injury could hurt his chances of staying with Bucs

Da'Quan Bowers' disappointing career with the Bucs could be nearing an end. Bowers, the oft-injured defensive lineman, is nursing a groin strain that's now hurting his chances of making the team, coach Lovie Smith said. Da'Quan Bowers' disappointing career with the Bucs could be nearing an end.
Bucs Nation Aug 14, 2014
Buccaneers end training camp with lightning

Buccaneers end training camp with lightning

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended their training camp the way they started it: lightning. Despite the shortened practice, we still have a few good notes. Injuries Good news: cornerbacks Rashaan Melvin and Keith Lewis returned to the practice field, per Greg Auman. Bad news: Roy Cummings notes that DEs Steven Means and Da'Quan Bowers, CB Mike Jenkins and OL J.B. Shugarts continued to sit out practice. Joining them with his ankle in a boot was Charles Sims, who injured himself yesterday on what was said to be a minor injury. That boot is probably precautionary, but given the timing he probably...
Bucs Nation Aug 9, 2014

Da'Quan Bowers Proved That He Has Moved On From the Schiano Nightmare

Bowers showed that there's a weight off of his shoulders as he transitions from Greg Schiano's doghouse to a chance at redemption under Lovie Smith. Da'Quan Bowers was supposed to be a big part of the Buccaneer defense in 2013. Returning from injury and spending a summer working with the team should have been the start of a journey toward fulfilling his promise on draft day just a few years earlier. But instead, Bowers barely played, stuck in Greg Schiano's doghouse all year, despite performing fairly well when he got the chance. On Friday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the former...
Bucs Nation Aug 6, 2014

Buccaneers Training Camp: Position Battles, Injuries and Notes from Wednesday's Practice

The Bucs held a closed practice on Wednesday, and here's what we learned from the media in attendance. Without any fans in attendance, the Buccaneers took to the practice field in shorts on Wednesday to finish up preparations for Friday's preseason opener against Jacksonville. Here are some noteworthy bits of information from various media members in attendance. Injuries Da'Quan Bowers and Tommy Streeter returned to the field in some capacity on Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday's practice due to injury and illness respectively, according to Scott Smith. Greg Auman reports that Alterraun...
Tampa Tribune Aug 5, 2014

Some surprises as Bucs release first depth chart

Veteran Mike Jenkins is listed as a starter ahead of second-year pro Johnthan Banks at one cornerback spot, and Da'Quan Bowers is now listed as a defensive tackle instead of a defensive end.
Bucs Nation Aug 4, 2014

Da'Quan Bowers, Luke Stocker sidelined for Monday's Buccaneers practice

Injuries First the good news: Evan Dietrich-Smith resumed practice after sitting out a couple of days with a minor toe injury. Then the bad: Mike Jenkins, Alterraun Verner and Jeremy Grable were still injured. Then the worst: Da'Quan Bowers and Luke Stocker joined those sitting out practice. That may not be more than minor, but both players have a history of injuries both minor and major that prevented them from progressing and realizing their potential. And both of them had been having solid training camps so far. All of that per Leo, who will have a comprehensive practice report later...
The Ledger Aug 4, 2014

Bucs Camp: DL Da'Quan Bowers Vows to Make the Best Of His Ability

Tampa Bay defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers knows it's time for him to perform like he is capable of performing. It's not about proving wrong those who call him a bust. It's not the fact of performing well in the final year of his rookie contract. For Bowers, it is personal.

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