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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers tears Achilles in team workouts


Da’Quan Bowers is the latest player to suffer a torn Achilles this spring. (Brian Blanco - AP)
One week after Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles tendon during individual workouts, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost second-year defensive end Da’Quan Bowers to the same injury.

Bowers tore his Achilles while participating in the team’s offseason training program, according to a report from the NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

The 22-year-old former second-round pick played in all 16 games his rookie season, recording 25 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks. He will undergo surgery Friday, according to the report.

Suggs, who had surgery on his ankle Tuesday, said he expects to return to the field by November at the latest.

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