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NaVorro Bowman

26-Year-Old Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Bowman recorded his third-straight season with at least 135 tackles, and 2013 was his best in the NFL, finishing with 145 tackles, including 120 solo stops, five sacks, two interceptions and four forc...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  OUT  (PUP-R)     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 242   DOB: 5/28/1988
College: Penn State  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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NaVorro Bowman Contract Information:

Signed a five-year contract extension in November of 2012 that will keep him in San Francisco through the 2018 season. Adjusted contract for 2014, converting $3.27 million of $4 million base salary into a signing bonus.

September 13, 2014  –  NaVorro Bowman News

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Bowman, who is bouncing back from a torn ACL, recently resumed sprinting, the 49ers' official site reports.

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NaVorro Bowman NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 22 SF 16 26 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 SF 16 136 107 29 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2012 24 SF 16 143 92 51 2 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 SF 16 145 120 25 5 9 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

NaVorro Bowman – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Inside Linebacker
  1. Michael Wilhoite
  2. Nick Moody
  3. NaVorro Bowman
San Francisco 49ers

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

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Year Def ST
2012 1007 67
2013 967 38
NaVorro Bowman 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Dal
2 Chi
3 @Ari
4 Phi
5 KC
6 @StL
7 @Den
8 BYE Bye Week
9 StL
10 @NO
11 @NYG
12 Was
13 Sea
14 @Oak
15 @Sea
16 SD
17 Ari

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for NaVorro Bowman  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   242 lbs
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40-Yard Dash
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill:   6.91 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   26 reps
GOOD
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NaVorro Bowman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bowman (knee) was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Bowman suffered an ACL tear in last season's NFC Championship game, so this move isn't overly surprising, as he was expected to be out until at least the halfway point anyway. He'll now miss through Week 6 at the minimum but may not be available to help the 49ers' defense until the final few weeks of the year. Excluding drafts with very deep benches, Bowman can likely be ignored as an IDP consideration until the second half.
Bowman will likely be placed in the physically-unable-to-perform list, CSN Bay Area reports.

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This should come as no surprise, as Bowman wasn't expected to return from the ACL tear he sustained in the NFC Championship Game last season until midseason at the earliest. By going on the PUP list, he won't be able to rejoin the team until Week 7, which would be on the low end of his expected recovery time.
Bowman (knee) was placed on the 49ers' PUP list Wednesday, the team's official Twitter account reports.

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The 49ers plan to place Bowman (knee) on the PUP list at the start of training camp, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Moreover, the report adds that Bowman -- who is bouncing back from a torn ACL that he sustained in the NFC Championship game -- is not expected to be cleared for the start of the regular season. Bowman, who has topped the 140-tackle mark in each of the last three seasons, will thus see his IDP value restricted to that of a potential in-season addition.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said that he has received good reports on Bowman's ACL rehabilitation from GM Trent Baalke, who spoke with Bowman personally last week, the Sacramento Bee reports.

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Harbaugh only said that he heard Bowman was doing "really well," but also reiterated that the linebacker would likely open the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list. His fantasy value as an IDP obviously plummets given that he will probably miss the first half of the season, but if all goes right for him, he could be a sneaky play in the second half.
Though coach Jim Harbaugh said that he "wouldn't count Bowman (knee) out" for Week 1, he suggested that a midseason return is a more realistic target for the linebacker.

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Bowman underwent surgery earlier this month to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, and given the timing of the procedure, a Week 1 return would be pushing things. When healthy, Bowman is a productive tackler, so his recovery will be worth tracking in the coming months, though his IDP utility in 2014 will presumably be restricted to that of an in-season pickup.
Bowman underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his torn left ACL, the Sacramento Bee reports.

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Bowman's ACL procedure needed to wait until his MCL had healed, but now that he has been able to address that, he's looking at a six-to-eight-month recovery period. If Bowman isn't ready to start the 2014 season, a real possibility, then Michael Wilhoite is a candidate to fill in for him at inside linebacker.
Bowman (knee) will allow his torn MCL to heal, before undergoing surgery to repair his torn ACL, the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrow reports.

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2014

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2013

It seemed like an unfathomable suggestion just two years ago, but Bowman appears to have surpassed Patrick Willis as the top fantasy producer on the 49ers defense. The Penn State product entered his second season as a starter in 2012, finishing with 143 stops (92 solo) after totaling 136 tackles (107 solo) in his first year as a starter in 2011. With those two entries on his résumé, Bowman looks like a near lock to finish among the league's top-five tacklers as long as he plays a full season. Although he's an elite talent in his own right, that Bowman is surrounded by other great players means opponents can't single him out in the game plan. And Bowman almost never leaves the field – he logged 1,007 snaps on defense last year despite playing on a unit that often made quick work of opposing offenses.

2012

Bowman couldn’t have been much better in his first season as a starter in 2011, as his 143 tackles ranked seventh in the league, and his 111 solo stops ranked second. Bowman was one of the primary contributors in a historically great San Francisco run defense last year, and he was only 22 years old. It’s reasonable to expect improvement in 2012, particularly in the sack and interception categories. Bowman has the athleticism of a defensive back and figures to be more disruptive in coverage and as a pass rusher this season. It’s less likely that Bowman will improve his tackle total, however, as 143 is a high bar, particularly given that he’s competing with Patrick Willis for tackles in a defense that doesn’t spend much time on the field. Bowman has an extremely high floor, in any case, because offenses will forever be more worried about Willis and the Smiths than him.

2011

Bowman will start at inside linebacker. He could provide IDP value by racking up tackles playing next to Patrick Willis.

2010

Bowman is a skilled rookie who will likely back up veteran Takeo Spikes at inside linebacker in anticipation of becoming a starter in 2011.