After tearing his Achilles tendon back in May, Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers says he’s four weeks away from being ready to play.
“There is still a long ways to go, I’m still about four weeks away,” said Bowers, who was placed on the physically unable to perform list a month ago, via the Tampa Tribune. “Right now, I’m just taking it day by day. It’s up to coach (Greg) Schiano and (GM) Mark Dominik at the end of the day, so we’ll just see what they decide.”
Bowers can come off the PUP list and begin practicing after Week 6. At that point in time, the Buccaneers will have three weeks to decide if they want to activate the defensive end or end his season by placing him on injured reserved. Although it seems unlikely, it would be remarkable if Bowers was able to return to the field six months after tearing his Achilles’ tendon.