NFL suspends Da'Quan Bowers two games for PED violation

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. 

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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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