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Bucs Nation Aug 20, 2015

Is It Put Up or Shut Up for Da'Quan Bowers?

Former college star's pro career is at a crossroads Nothing is ever guaranteed in the NFL. Everyone comes in with a world of potential, but in the grand scheme of things, it's how hard you work, and if you fit into a system. The rest of it is luck. Da'Quan Bowers has had none of this. One of the best defensive players in college football during his days at Clemson, Bowers was a beast, winning ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, and leading the nation in sacks with 15.5. It seemed that he was primed for a fruitful career in the big time. The transition from the college ranks to the pro...

Bowers back with Bucs, but 'completely' changed, humbled

TAMPA -- Because Akeem Spence's back injury is serious enough to sideline him "a couple more months," the Bucs have a greater need for depth at defensive tackle, which is why the team brought Da'Quan Bowers back last week after he went unsigned on the free-agent market.
The Ledger Aug 2, 2015

Bucs Training Camp: A Work in Progress

Following the 2014 season, things were looking up for Da'Quan Bowers. The defensive lineman went back to school to try to get close to finishing up a degree in sports marketing and he was going to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.
Bucs Nation Aug 2, 2015

Akeem Spence injury: Buccaneers defensive tackle out for monts

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to be without Akeem Spence for months, if he can be believed. The defensive tackle told the Tampa Bay Times that he's "probably a couple more months away," after having back surgery last month. He sustained the injury while lifting weights. Spence is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which means the Bucs could keep him on that list into the season without him taking up a roster spot. That would keep him out of action for at least the first six games of the regular season, though. With Spence out, the re-signing of Da'Quan Bowers makes a...

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