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FOX Sports Jun 20, 2017
San Francisco 49ers: Linebackers showing early promise in coverage

San Francisco 49ers: Linebackers showing early promise in coverage

There are doubts over NaVorro Bowman and Malcolm Smiths play in coverage, but both have impressed for the San Francisco 49ers in OTAs and minicamp.The San Francisco 49ers front seven has the talent to become one of the better units in the league, but there are legitimate concerns over ...
Niners Nation Jun 13, 2017
NaVorro Bowman fired up seeing his friend Kevin Durant win a championship

NaVorro Bowman fired up seeing his friend Kevin Durant win a championship

The 49ers have work to do, but NaVorro Bowman is ready to go. The Golden State Warriors took home the Larry O’Brien Trophy Monday night as they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in the NBA Finals. Expectations were high for Golden State following their offseason addition of free agent Kevin Durant, and the Warriors met those expectations. One outside who had big hopes for the Warriors was San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman. While Bowman is not a Bay Area native, Durant is one of his hometown friends. The two played basketball together at Drew Freeman Middle School in...
Sacramento Bee Jun 13, 2017

‘He definitely motivated me last night’ NaVorro Bowman watches boyhood friend Kevin Durant win first title

After the Golden State Warriors' championship win on Monday, viewers watched as Kevin Durant and his mother shared an emotional embrace at midcourt. NaVorro Bowman was watching, too, and may …

49ers’ NaVorro Bowman inspired by Kevin Durant’s first title

49ers’ NaVorro Bowman inspired by Kevin Durant’s first title NaVorro Bowman followed Kevin Durant into professional sports, and now the 49ers inside linebacker hopes to follow the NBA Finals MVP onto a championship podium. Just to see the joy in his mom’s eyes - I remember going to his house and seeing his mom get home from work, putting in those hours and time with her son. Good news for Warriors fans: Bowman thinks Durant will stay hungry in his pursuit of a second championship. “One thing I know about him is he’ll never get complacent,” Bowman said.
Kevin Durant’s first title motivates 49ers NaVorro Bowman

Kevin Durant’s first title motivates 49ers NaVorro Bowman

NaVorro Bowman found himself especially inspired to win a championship after watching childhood friend Kevin Durant capture his first NBA title with the Warriors.
CSN Bay Area Jun 13, 2017

NaVorro Bowman on Kevin Durant: 'One thing I know about him...'

SANTA CLARA -- NaVorro Bowman expressed pride Tuesday that his old friend, Kevin Durant, rose to the occasion to win NBA Finals MVP for the Golden State Warriors.The 49ers' All-Pro linebacker also defended Durants decision nearly a year ago to chase an NBA championship with the Warriors rather than re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.Thats nonsense, Bowman said of the criticism Durant faced. Thats life. You always want to get better and go in the best situation possible to reach your ultimate goal. Everyone does that throughout life.
Niners Nation Jun 12, 2017
Who are the ten most important players on the 49ers roster?

Who are the ten most important players on the 49ers roster?

I would bump up Jimmie Ward and Kyle Juszczyk. The San Francisco 49ers are in the midst of an organizational overhaul that will see a host of new players in the starting lineup this fall. The team was busy in free agency, the draft, and via trades. There are some returning veteran leaders, but a whole lot of new players that could make a name for themselves quickly. Recently, SI put together a list of the ten most important non-quarterbacks on each roster. Five writers voted on their top ten, and you can check out the 49ers list here. NaVorro Bowman leads the way with 44 points, getting two...
FOX Sports Jun 9, 2017
The 10 most important players on the San Francisco 49ers

The 10 most important players on the San Francisco 49ers

NaVorro Bowman tops the rankings of the San Francisco 49ers most important players. 

Grant explains why the 49ers could cut NaVorro Bowman, plus more

I’ve been getting requests to speak on podcasts since I wrote the 49ers should and could cut NaVorro Bowman. Here’s an interview I did with Brian Peacock of the “Locked on 49ers” Wednesday evening during halftime of the Warriors game. There is some overlap with the interview I did on The Krueg Show earlier this week, but I thought might you might interested anyway. You can listen below.
Niners Nation Jun 5, 2017
Golden Nuggets: All About Bowman

Golden Nuggets: All About Bowman

A daily compilation of 49ers links from around the net. Monday, June 5th, 2017 edition. Not a whole lot of news coming out over the weekend, other than the mild furor of the Maclin release. Over the next five days, though, the team will convene for the four final days of OTAs, with a one day break on the seventh. Everything published on Sunday was about Navorro Bowman, and for good reason. The linebacker is returning from yet another season-ending injury, finds himself a centerpiece of a new defense, and has stiff competition that has been added to the roster. It’s not entirely reassuring...
NFL Trade Rumors Jun 4, 2017

NFL Notes: 49ers, Lions, Patriots

49ers 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said he’s been impressed with veteran LB NaVorro Bowman and his recovery from an Achilles injury. “I thought it would take him some time, I didn’t think he’d really be looking to himself until training camp,” Shanahan said, via the Sacramento Bee. “But man, when I go out there right now and … The post NFL Notes: 49ers, Lions, Patriots appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Sacramento Bee Jun 4, 2017

For 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman, recovering from two major injuries is a family affair

With a surgical cap on his head and a snarl on his face, 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman took a cell-phone selfie on Feb. 4, 2014, and captioned it, “Time for …
Sacramento Bee Jun 3, 2017

NaVorro Bowman returns after second major injury

Matt Barrows says Bowman may not be back at full speed yet. …
Niners Nation Jun 3, 2017
So, about that ‘NaVorro Bowman could be cut’ article

So, about that ‘NaVorro Bowman could be cut’ article

There are a few things to unpack, and there are reasonable discussions to be had. I was planning on ignoring this because I think it’s been misrepresented to some degree, but the questions keep coming up. Rotoworld posts short snippets where they write a sentence or two about a piece of news, and then offer a paragraph of analysis. Recently, they wrote that, “The Santa Rosa Press Democrat expects the 49ers to cut ILB Navorro Bowman.” The source for the article was a Grant Cohn column titled “For all his greatness, NaVorro Bowman's time is done.” The article does not...
Niners Nation Jun 3, 2017
Joe Staley talks about punching NaVorro Bowman in the face

Joe Staley talks about punching NaVorro Bowman in the face

The whole segment is fantastic. We need a Bo and Staley Show. The San Francisco 49ers “State of the Franchise” event on Wednesday featured a whole range of entertaining segments with rookies, veterans, coaches, and front officer personnel. There were plenty of great segments, but the best might have been when NaVorro Bowman and Joe Staley took the stage. You can watch the full thing here, starting at 1 hour, 37 minutes. The segment above is one of the highlights of it. Bowman was talking about how Staley won a contest the team had for best overall performance in the various strength and...

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