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Bowers still unable to practice with concussion

Da'Quan Bowers was unable to practice again on Friday and still is suffering from concussion-like symptoms.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

Da'Quan Bowers was unable to practice again on Friday and still is suffering from concussion-like symptoms.

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Defensive end Da'Quan Bowers may not be able to build on his half sack performance Monday night against the Dolphins.

Bowers was unable to practice again on Friday and still is suffering from concussion-like symptoms. Although he has not been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Falcons, it's becoming more unlikely he will play.

Rookie defensive end Steven Means could be active if Bowers is unable to play.

Bowers and rookie William Gholston combined on a sack of quarterback Ryan Tannehill on the final series to help the Bucs preserve a 22-19 win over the Dolphins Monday night.

"He wasn't back today. He's out there, but he was unable to practice today,'' Bucs coach Greg Schiano said.

Is Bowers out for Sunday?

"Not definitely, but the longer we wait, the more we're headed that direction,'' Schiano said.

Schiano said Bowers' repetitions will be spread around if he is unable to play Sunday.

"The guys who will be active will all get reps,'' Schiano said. "Steven Means has an opportunity to be (active), but I'm sure of that. We'll see. We'll take a good hard look at it the next 48 hours.''

In other injury news, running back Doug Martin was undergoing surgery in Miami Friday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and running back Mike James had surgery on his broken left ankle Thursday.

 

 

 

 

[Last modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 2:15pm]

    

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