The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a chance on Da’Quan Bowers when he was an injured defesnive end coming out of Clemson, but he boasted No. 1 overall pick skills when he was healthy and that’s what the bucs were drafting.
Needless to say, the Bucs never got that version of Bowers and injuries may end up cutting his career with Tampa Bay short. Currently sitting out with a groin injury, Bowers’ roster spot was called into question this week by Buccaneers head coach lovei Smith.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Lovie Smith isn’t too happy with players who miss practice and stated that a good way to put your roster spot in jeopardy is to miss time in practice.
“I think every day you don’t practice you’re hurting your chances [of making the team]. We’ve seen enough to like Da’Quan a lot. But all the reps that he’s not getting, someone else is getting them. The best way to beat your competition sometimes is just to stay on the field. You can’t get Wally Pipped. Da’Quan is trying to get back. Again, I think he has a future in the league, whether it be as a defensive end outside or more of a third down rush guy inside.”
That’s not Lovie smith saying Bowers will be cut for sure but it wasn’t what you’d call a vote of confidence. Lovie has come in and started to trim the fat off the Bucs old roster and while Bowers has talent and amazing potential, he may become a casulty to his inability to stay healthy when he needs to be.
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