Bucs Want Da’Quan Bowers To Get Fit

Da’Quan Bowers Out of Shape

Da'Quan Bowers

Last year, Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers showed up for camp out of shape and he quickly found the starting job given to some one else.

Bowers has been slowed by an unspecified injury this offseason and he returned to workouts out of shape.

“He’s not there yet,’’ Bucs defensive line coach Joe Cullen said of Bowers’ conditioning, via Roy Cumings of the Tampa Tribune. “He’s got to get into great shape to be able to do those things (he’s capable of).’’

Cullen says his capabilities are endless and that he has shown those other traits at times in the league, but not been consistent.

“I see a lot of signs that he can be what everybody thought he was going to when he was coming out of college,’’ Cullen said. “But again, a lot of that will depend on how he gets into shape and what happens in the preseason.’’