Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Buccaneers defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers has been suspended two games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy, the team announced Tuesday

Bowers is listed as a second-string defensive tackle behind Gerald McCoy. He has played on 35.8 percent of Tampa Bay's defensive snaps this season, the fifth-most among Buccaneers defensive linemen. He has one sack and six total tackles this season. 

The defensive end was a second-round pick out of Clemson in 2011. He has played in 44 of the Buccaneers' 54 games since he joined the team and has made 10 starts. 

Report: Saints RB Pierre Thomas out 2-3 weeks with shoulder injury​

Bowers will miss his team's games against the Vikings and Browns. He will be eligible to return for Tampa Bay's Week 10 game against the Falcons.

The Bucs, currently 1-5, sit in last place in the NFC South. 

- Dan Gartland

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