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NaVorro Bowman

28-Year-Old Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers

2015 Defensive Stats

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154

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2.5

Int

0

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1

TD

0

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Great as Kuechly is, there's a strong case to be made for Bowman as the top-ranked LB. He made an emphatically triumphant 2015 return from the gruesome knee injury suffered in the 2013 playoffs, loggi...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

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.

January 3, 2016  –  NaVorro Bowman News

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Bowman (shoulder) finished the season strong with nine tackles (all solo) in Sunday's overtime win over St. Louis.

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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
2015 27 SF 16 154 116 38 2.5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. NaVorro Bowman
  2. Shayne Skov
San Francisco 49ers

Snap Count Stats

1101

Defensive Snaps in 2015

NaVorro Bowman was on the field for 1101 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

15

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

NaVorro Bowman was on the field for 15 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 967 38
2015 1101 15
NaVorro Bowman 2015 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 Min 55 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Pit 53 5 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ari 71 8 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 GB 73 0 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @NYG 75 0 16 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Bal 77 0 15 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 62 0 10 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @StL 61 0 12 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl 63 0 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Sea 78 0 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ari 80 0 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Chi 69 0 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Cle 78 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Cin 64 0 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Det 71 0 10 8 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 StL 71 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash
Not Available
Shuttle Time
Not Available
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
Not Available
Bench Press:   26 reps
GOOD
San Francisco 49ers Team Injury Report
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NaVorro Bowman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bowman (shoulder/finger) wrapped up 10 tackles (eight solo) and also recorded a half sack in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

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Bowman (shoulder/finger) is listed as active Sunday at Detroit.

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Bowman (shoulder/finger) bounced back after last week's five-tackle day with a dominant 12-tackle (eight solo) performance in the loss to the Bengals.

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Bowman (shoulder/finger) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Bengals, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game San Francisco reports.

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Bowman (shoulder) only tallied five tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Browns.

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Bowman (shoulder) was cleared of a concussion during Sunday's win at Chicago.

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Bowman (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game at Chicago due to a head injury.

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Bowman (shoulder) led the team with eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

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Bowman (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday versus the Cardinals.

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Bowman (shoulder) had a relatively quiet game by his standards, recording nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 29-13 loss to the Seahawks.

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Bowman (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game at Seattle, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Bowman's ACL/MCL tear from January 2014 kept him out all last season, but his knee should be in good form more than a year and a half later. While Bowman is now healthy, his effectiveness remains to be seen. Bowman was an elite linebacker before the injury, averaging 141 tackles, three sacks and an interception in three seasons prior. If his speed and lateral movement return, Bowman should get plenty of playing time with Pat Willis and Chris Borland retiring. Bowman has major IDP upside if his knee responds.

2014

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 forced fumbles. He'd be a top IDP pick if he hadn't suffered a torn ACL in the NFC championship game, which is expected to keep him out of training camp, and likely a spot on the PUP list to start the season. If that does happen, he will be ineligible to play the first six weeks of the season, grealty reducing his season-long totals.

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.