Former Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers is officially retiring from his football career, according to the Edmonton Eskimos.
Bowers actually agreed to a contract extension with the Eskimos back in March through the 2019 season, but it appears as though he’s ready to call it a career.
Bowers, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2010. He has missed time due to injury and was suspended two games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Tampa Bay elected to bring Bowers back one-year deal in July of 2015 but he was unfortunately among their final roster cuts at the start of the season. Bowers did, however, return to the Buccaneers towards the end of the season.
Last year, Bowers signed a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL and appeared in 14 games and recorded 17 tackles, seven sacks and an interception.
For his NFL career, Bowers recorded 46 tackles, seven sacks, two fumble recoveries and six pass defenses for the Buccaneers over the course of five seasons and 53 total games.
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