Thursday, March 24, 2011
Bowers' agent says all is well
By Bill Williamson
There have been reports Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers -- who Denver could take with the No. 2 overall pick -- is dealing with a problematic knee that won’t heal after a January arthroscopic surgery.
However, his agent, Joe Flanagan, emailed ESPN.com to say Bowers is healthy and he will perform all drills at his pro day next week.
"Bottom line: Da’Quan's knee has progressed ahead of schedule, in every regard, since the day he walked out of his procedure," Flanagan wrote. "There have been no 'setbacks' or 'new concerns,' and Da’Quan is very much looking forward to his workout on April 1."
Bowers is set to visit Denver in April. Bowers can end the negative talk about his health with a strong pro day and by passing physicals with teams prior to the draft.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton’s Denver visit will be April 18. Denver will visit with several top quarterback prospects, including Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert. The reserved Gabbert is profiled in this ESPN.com piece.