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Niners Nation May 25, 2016

NaVorro Bowman ranked No. 61 in NFL Network Top 100

The 2015 season was not a pretty year for the San Francisco 49ers franchise, but there was one particular highlight. All-world linebacker NaVorro Bowman returned from his devastating 2014 NFC title game knee injury, and earned all sorts of honors. He can add another one as he was voted back into the NFL Network Top 100. You can watch their video here. The NFL's list comes through player voting. While we never get an accurate list of players who actually vote, this is still a great sign of respect for Bowman. It was a great comeback for Bowman, who led the NFL in tackles, and was voted first...
San Jose Mercury News May 25, 2016

NaVorro Bowman's neighbor on 49ers defense is three-man competition

Replacing Patrick Willis and finding NaVorro Bowman's next sidekick remains a daunting, unfulfilled task for the 49ers.

NaVorro Bowman's neighbor on 49ers defense is three-man competition

#49ers still scouring for Bowmans best sidekick since Willis https://t.co/uVHdmVOOh6 pic.twitter.com/4MBWhCYSTZ — Cam Inman (@CamInman) May 25, 2016 Replacing Patrick Willis and finding NaVorro Bowman's next sidekick remains a daunting, unfulfilled task for the 49ers. Ray-Ray Armstrong, acquired as a Raiders… Continue Reading → The post NaVorro Bowman's neighbor on 49ers defense is three-man competition appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
Niners Nation May 25, 2016

Michael Wilhoite, Gerald Hodges, Ray-Ray Armstrong to split ILB practice reps next to NaVorro Bowman

Defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil provided some clarity about the 49ers competition at inside linebacker. Last week, Gerald Hodges was the starting inside linebacker next to NaVorro Bowman. It turns out the team will be rotating players alongside Bowman throughout OTAs. Defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil met with the media on Wednesday, and he said the team would split up reps between Hodges, Michael Wilhoite, and Ray-Ray Armstrong. The 49ers have nine days of OTAs, and are currently on day five. According to O'Neil, the three inside linebackers are each getting three days with the first team...
Niners Nation May 22, 2016

Michael Wilhoite on 49ers ILB depth, addition of DeForest Buckner

The 49ers did not draft any inside linebackers, which would seem to be a vote of confidence. Michale Wilhoite discussed it in a recent radio interview. The San Francisco 49ers elected to not pick a linebacker in the 2016 NFL Draft, which surprised quite a few of us. NaVorro Bowman is not going anywhere, but there are some questions about who will fill in next to him. Michael Wilhoite and Gerald Hodges are the two primary competitors, with Shayne Skov, Ray-Ray Armstrong, and Nick Bellore likely getting snaps, but focusing on special teams. Wilhoite and Hodges were both capable players last...
Niners Nation May 20, 2016

NaVorro Bowman mic'd up at OTAs

How about some video of the 49ers inside linebacker hyped up at practice? The San Francisco 49ers are through their first week of OTAs, and the folks at 49ers.com have put together a quality mic'd segment featuring linebacker NaVorro Bowman. You can check out more 49ers offseason video here. We are now a little over two years removed from his devastating knee injury in Seattle. While this is just running around in practice, without full pads, it's nice to see Bowman looking good in practice. It was a process last season, as he had to work off plenty of rust. With a full season under his...
Niners Nation May 4, 2016

This picture of NaVorro Bowman, Gerald Hodges is pretty sweet

The San Francisco 49ers have been posting a variety of workout program pictures across a variety of media (more phase 2 photos here), and I came across a good one on their Instagram account. It shows NaVorro Bowman appearing to be moving to drop into coverage, while Gerald Hodges is squared up to the line of scrimmage. If we wanted to really read into this, we could say, Hodges is working as the starter opposite Bowman. That would probably be the perfect overreaction at this point in the offseason workout program, right? Whatever the case, I like the picture. #MON5T3R and Co. have...
Niners Nation May 4, 2016

NaVorro Bowman talking rookies, player fashion, Warriors

The 49ers Studio crew conducted an interview with NaVorro Bowman on Wednesday, and you can watch it above as they cross-promoted it on Facebook Live (skip over the first minute, which is a generic 49ers screen). We've done some Facebook Live videos at the NN Facebook page, and it's been a lot of fun. Ours are interactive, where as this was more just hosting the interview itself. Either way, it was a fun interview with Bowman. He got a chance to weigh in on the draft class, although he only really paid attention during the first round. I suppose that worked out well since DeForest Buckner...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 28, 2016

49ers Bowman encourages Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith in knee rehabilitation

NaVorro Bowman offered sage advice Thursday to Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, whose draft stock plummeted because of a career-threatening knee injury.

49ers Bowman encourages Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith in knee rehabilitation

NaVorro Bowman offered sage advice Thursday to Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, whose draft stock plummeted because of a career-threatening knee injury. "Do not pay attention to the draft at all," Bowman said. "That doesn’t define who you are and the… Continue Reading → The post 49ers Bowman encourages Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith in knee rehabilitation appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

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