Bowman could miss half of '14

Updated: February 20, 2014, 7:14 PM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

The San Francisco 49ers had to play a significant part of this past season without one of their top offensive players, Michael Crabtree. It appears they may have to do the same on the defensive side of the ball in 2014.

While speaking with media Thursday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said a realistic time frame for inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman's return from injury is "halfway through the season."

Bowman tore the ACL in his left knee ...

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