Navorro Bowman LB SF 5 months ago

Bowman (shoulder) finished the season strong with nine tackles (all solo) in Sunday's overtime win over St. Louis.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There was some concern heading into the season surrounding the health of Bowman and whether he would be able to bounced back from the horrific knee injury that held him out for the entirety of the 2014 season. He put those worries to rest in 2015, setting a new career-high in tackles (154) while also leading the entire league in that category as well. Bowman is under contract through the 2019 season, so he will continue to be the centerpiece in a San Francisco defense that will need more reinforcements this offseason. As long as he is healthy, he should be treated as one of the premier IDP options next season.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 5 months ago

Bowman (shoulder/finger) wrapped up 10 tackles (eight solo) and also recorded a half sack in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A week after being named to the Pro Bowl, Bowman showed why he deserved that honor with another double-digit tackle performance. With 145 combined tackles on the year, he has been one of the better IDP players in 2015. The 49ers close out the season at home against the Rams next week, and Bowman should be busy against a Todd Gurley-led running attack.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 5 months ago

Bowman (shoulder/finger) is listed as active Sunday at Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After the 2014 season was wiped out due to ACL and MCL tears in his left knee, Bowman has resumed his status as one of the NFL's tackle machines, sitting one tackle out of the league lead through Week 15. He's powered the resurgence with six outings with double-digit stops, including 30 (23 solo) over the last three contests.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 5 months ago

Bowman (shoulder/finger) bounced back after last week's five-tackle day with a dominant 12-tackle (eight solo) performance in the loss to the Bengals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Bengals ran the ball 36 times Sunday, and Bowman was a big reason why they averaged under two yards a carry. While it didn't result in his team winning, he reestablished his presence as one of the top IDP options. With the 49ers having no rhythm on offense, opposing teams are likely to feature their run games after going up early, leaving plenty of tackles to be had by Bowman and company. Barring injury, he should finish in the top-5 for tackles in the NFL.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 5 months ago

Bowman (shoulder/finger) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Bengals, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game San Francisco reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bowman posted his second-fewest tackles (five) of the season last Sunday, yet he still ranks third among all defenders in the NFL. With fellow tackle machine Michael Wilhoite (ankle) out of commission, Bowman may notch the sixth outing with double-digit stops of the current campaign.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 6 months ago

Bowman (shoulder) only tallied five tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Browns.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bowman's poor tackle total can partially be attributed to Johnny Manziel's unorthodox playing style, but the main culprit was a Cleveland running game that was constantly getting to the second level (230 yards on 41 carries). With a more traditional Cincinnati offense coming to town next week, Bowman should be in line for a bounceback game.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 6 months ago

Bowman (shoulder) was cleared of a concussion during Sunday's win at Chicago,

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bowman left the field in order to have a potential head injury examined, which was returned negative. When he was on the field, he was a complete terror, notching a game-high 14 tackles (13 solo). With 119 on the season, he's on pace to reach 130 tackles for the fourth healthy campaign in a row.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 6 months ago

Bowman (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game at Chicago due to a head injury.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Under evaluation for a head injury, Bowman's return will be subject to the stringent guidelines of the concussion protocol. If he's suffered such an ailment, he'll remain sidelined for the remainder of the game, and his upcoming availability would require clearance from an independent neurologist.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 6 months ago

Bowman (shoulder) led the team with eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bowman didn't reach double-digit tackles, but he still led all San Francisco defenders against a tough and diverse offense. He came into the matchup with a "probable" designation, and he will likely do the same for next week's matchup against Chicago. With Matt Forte (ankle) back in the lineup, the Bears may feature a more balanced attack next week, which would increase Bowman's chances of putting up a big game.

Navorro Bowman LB SF 6 months ago

Bowman (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday versus the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sitting in a tie for second with 97 tackles this season, Bowman must be utilized on a weekly basis. However, the Cardinals' diverse offense may not afford Bowman a typical amount of opportunities.