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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct in connection with his New York City gun arrest.
After investing first- and second-round picks on defensive linemen in each of the last two drafts, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting heavily on Frank Okam and Michael Bennett, 25-year-old linemen who were cast off by other teams.
Jarvis Jenkins smiled as he chatted with teammates outside the Washington Redskins' locker room Monday. The wrap on his injured right knee is something he has accepted.
Da'Quan Bowers is eager to prove the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were right, and 31 other teams were wrong about a knee injury that hurt his stock in the NFL draft.
Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick waited only a few minutes on the second day of the draft to find out where they would begin their NFL careers.
Even as Ryan Williams was bear-hugging Roger Goodell at the draft Friday, the NFL was getting ready to shut down all other business.
Let's see, a game-changing wide receiver for quarterback Colt McCoy. A get-after-the-quarterback pass rusher for new coach Pat Shurmur's defensive front. A right tackle. A linebacker or two. A few special team-types with upside. Maybe a kicker or a cornerback.
Defensive end Da'Quan Bowers says he felt 100 percent working out at Clemson on his surgically repaired knee that has raised questions about his draft status.
All-America defensive end Da'Quan Bowers came to Clemson No. 1 and could leave school the same way.
Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers is giving up his final season to enter the NFL draft.
All the hype this season for No. 1 Auburn has been about quarterback Cam Newton.
Cam Newton of Auburn, Andrew Luck of Stanford and Kellen Moore of Boise State are the finalists for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the best player in college football, and the Davey O'Brien Award, which honors the top quarterback.
Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers won't forget the final hour he spent at the hospital with his father, Dennis _ the one that brought the defensive end peace and resolve.
"It hasn't been easy, but it hasn't been as tough as I thought it would be," Bowers said of the transition to Tampa Bay's defensive system. "We have some great coaches and these other guys on the defensive line have been cooperating, walking me and Adrian through this process."
"Once I'm finished for the day, I ice it down and go on about my business," Bowers said. "There's no soreness, no swelling, no anything."