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April 3, 3:15 PM ET
Chat with NaVorro Bowman

Buzzmaster
  (3:14 PM)

NaVorro is here!

Arnold(texas) [via mobile]

BOWMAN4MVP! Thought you had an amazing season and looking forward to 2014. How is your knee doing? Do you think you have a chance to play at the start of the season?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:15 PM)

The knee is doing great. I'm blessed to be walking. I think the first game of the season is out of the picture.

John (Cleveland, OH)

Hey NaVorro, I'm very impressed with you skill and play. Just wanted to ask how long in a normal offseason, without this ACL injury, would you take off before working out for football again?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:16 PM)

About 2 months.

Mark Canon City Colorado [via mobile]

Since your rookie year I've noticed you've gotten quite bigger, any plans to change offseason program or has the injury changed anything workout wise for upper body?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:16 PM)

No plans to change. I just have to take a little slower than I usually do.

Arnold(texas) [via mobile]

Love ya bowman! What do you think the team needs to address in this year's draft?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:17 PM)

Wide receiver.

Jco (San Fran)

Bo-Season ticket holder & proud part of #NinerNation. How excited are you for the new Stadium. Get well soon, we need you, sir!

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:17 PM)

I'm excited. I've been looking at it getting built. It sucks I won't be playing the first game. But I will get there.

Russ (Charlotte) [via mobile]

Who's faster, you or Pat?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:18 PM)

Me and Pat still haven't raced yet!

Mike (NY)

As a fellow PSU alum, can you give us your take on James Franklin? Do you get any chances to follow the Lions anymore or get back to Happy Valley?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:19 PM)

I love it. James recruited me out of high school to go to Maryland. I thought he was a class act.

Evan (rock hill) [via mobile]

Can you cover Vernon 1 on 1?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:19 PM)

Yeah. We do it every year in practice.

Jake (Scranton, PA)

Best LB ever to play the game is _________ the runner up is ___________

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:19 PM)

Ray Lewis is No. 1 and No. 2 is still to be determined.

GreggisKhan (South Bend)

You were ascending to the top LB in the game before your injury. How confident are you that you can get back to that level mentally and physically?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:20 PM)

Very confident.

Scott (SoDak)

Praying for your recovery man. Faithful fan out here in cold South Dakota. Can't wait to have you back. How often to you talk to Patrick Willis in the offseason? You two seem to have quite the friendship and connection on the field.

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:21 PM)

We talk every week.

Matt (Los Angeles)

-What goes through your head before, during, and after a big game?-Who is the most difficult player you practice against?P.S. Can't wait to buy a Bowman jersey to wear all season long.

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:21 PM)

It's not really that different. It's more attention by the media and that kind of stuff. But it makes you prepare a little bit more.

Jake

how did it feel to watch your rivals win the super bowl?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:22 PM)

It sucked.

Kyle (Connecticut)

Hey NaVorro, huge fan and hope the knee's getting better. Any young guys on the roster or P squad you're excited to watch this summer/into training camp? I know Carradine, Lattimore, and Okoye are 3 that instantly come to mind.

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:23 PM)

Eric Reed. Patton. Daniel. Williams.

Ken (state college) [via mobile]

Love ya Bo! Will you be back in sc for blue/white weekend?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:23 PM)

Yeah, maybe. I think I'm going to do a signing up there.

Ed (Queens Village)

What was feeling like scoring last TD in Candlestick history on MNF? What did you do with that football you scored for TD?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:24 PM)

It felt good. I covered my tail, because I missed the onsides kick right before that. I still have the ball.

Matt (Va)

I though the NFC Championship game was the defacto Super Bowl, the way the actual game was played. In the aftermath of that game and your injury what are thoughts about the 49ers/Seahawks rivalry and that game?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:25 PM)

That rivalry will continue to get better, due to how young the QBs are. It will just get better.

Roddy Clay (Davenport, IA) [via mobile]

Hey Navorro, what would you say the best part about being a 49er is?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:25 PM)

The location.

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:25 PM)

The fans love us too.

54th Soul of the 49er Faithful [via mobile]

It's hard to imagine, but if you hadn't become a Professional athlete, what other profession would you have pursued?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:26 PM)

I don't know. Good question.

Scott (TN)

Favorite Vacation spot?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:26 PM)

To Miami.

Zac (The Bay)

Do you or any of your team mates play Fantasy Football?

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:26 PM)

No. I don't think so.

NaVorro Bowman
  (3:26 PM)

I appreciate it.

Buzzmaster
  (3:31 PM)

Thanks for chatting NaVorro!