Bowers losing weight to build speed


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Pos: DE   Height: 6-4   Weight: 277   Hometown: Bamberg, SC (Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS)  
Years Played: 2008 - 2010

JoeBucsFan.com on Bowers' appearance on a Sirius NFL Radio show:

Bowers said he’s been enjoying learning how to be ”an NFL rusher” because “there’s a whole lot of difference between an NFL rusher and a college rusher.” Part of that process, he said, his building his speed. Bowers said he entered camp fit at 285 pounds but, by choice, is down to 277 and hopes to play at 270 on opening day.

“Losing the weight has helped. It’s done everything but hurt me,” Bowers said, adding that he feels more flexible. “As you said, [Kirwan,] its not about the big guy, it’s about the fast guy.”

On getting blocked by a tight end, Bowers said, ”If you do, you should be fired.”

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