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Red flags follow Bowers medical re-check

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08:05 AM ET 04.13 | His agent has since take to damage control, but a few Tuesday reports suggested Da'Quan Bowers' medical re-check did not necessarily help his status. According to multiple sources, Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers and USC OLT Tyron Smith both have received very concerning, low grades after having what was said to be meniscus surgery on their right knees following the season. Bowers has been very slow to recover from January surgery because he already had what three team doctors deemed to be microfracture surgery, and his knee condition is considered to be degenerative. ... "He's talented," said one top executive, "but that's a lot of risk to take. You might not get much in year one and how long is he going to last? Our doctors said he would be lucky to play out his rookie contract."

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April 13, 2011  08:06 AM ET

Red flags follow most of these players, just ask Cam Newton.

April 13, 2011  08:08 AM ET

"reports suggested Da'Quan Bowers' medical re-check did not necessarily helped his status. "

Reports suggested this intern needs to repeat the 9th grade.

April 13, 2011  08:14 AM ET

That picture is kinda dorky.

April 13, 2011  08:16 AM ET

A little proof reading before publishing would be a nice touch.

April 13, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

A little proof reading before publishing would be a nice touch.

hahahaha...stick around you haven't seen anything yet!

April 13, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

A little proof reading before publishing would be a nice touch.

The regulars have seen much worse than this.

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April 13, 2011  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That picture is kinda dorky.

Steven Urkel to the NFL.

April 13, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Steven Urkel to the NFL.

so that's what happened to that funny lookin dude. wonder if he still has his suspenders?

April 13, 2011  08:31 AM ET

Who is this?

Ja Rule?

April 13, 2011  08:38 AM ET

' he already had what three team doctors deemed to be microfracture surgery'

Odd wording - sounds as if his handlers are knowingly hiding something...I would think someone should know what surgery he had, not deem what surgery he had.

April 13, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who is this?Ja Rule?

5O put him to sleep . Then again maybe he's making a comeback... NOT!

April 13, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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5O put him to sleep . Then again maybe he's making a comeback... NOT!

He really did retire that fool.

April 13, 2011  08:55 AM ET

rookie DE with bad knees---not a real good sign

April 13, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That picture is kinda dorky.

He looks vary high, that's why!

April 13, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

He looks vary high, that's why!

He's got the complete first season of the TO and Ocho show on tape so he can listen to it during workouts.

April 13, 2011  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He really did retire that fool.

He also gave the eulogy.

April 13, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Red flags follow most of these players, just ask Cam Newton.

could't have said it better

April 13, 2011  10:16 AM ET

i cant for the life of me think of his name, but the miami rb that was dominant a few years ago but had a major injury during the national championship to his leg. he came back from that to have a very productive career, not a great one, but productive. some team may take him 2nd or 3rd round and get a steal for a few years.

 
April 13, 2011  10:25 AM ET
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i cant for the life of me think of his name, but the miami rb that was dominant a few years ago but had a major injury during the national championship to his leg. he came back from that to have a very productive career, not a great one, but productive. some team may take him 2nd or 3rd round and get a steal for a few years.

Willis McGahee....and yes that was nasty but also a rare comeback....think Napolean Kaufman

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