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Wed, 26 Nov 2003 12:06:41 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have announced FB R.J. Bowers (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
Sun, 23 Nov 2003 08:46:21 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have declared DL Antonio Garay, LB Ben Taylor, OT Chad Beasley, OG Enoch DeMar, DL Felipe Claybrooks, CB Lewis Sanders, QB Nate Hybl, FB R.J. Bowers inactive for Week 12.
Fri, 21 Nov 2003 13:23:02 -0800
Cleveland Browns RB R.J. Bowers (ankle) practiced Friday, Nov. 21, after missing practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:13:52 -0800
Cleveland Browns RB R.J. Bowers (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Nov. 20, and may not play in Week 12.
Sun, 16 Nov 2003 09:03:02 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have declared OT Chad Beasley, OG Enoch DeMar, DL Felipe Claybrooks, WR Frisman Jackson, DL Kenard Lang, QB Nate Hybl, FB R.J. Bowers, CB Roosevelt Williams inactive for Week 11.
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 19:05:02 -0800
Cleveland Browns HB R.J. Bowers (ankle) said he hopes to play Sunday, Nov. 16, against the Arizona Cardinals. Bowers is listed as questionable for the Cardinals game. Bowers' return will help, because with TE Steve Heiden out for the season, the Browns need all the tight end/H-back types they can find.
Mon, 10 Nov 2003 19:24:36 -0800
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns FB R.J. Bowers (ankle) will have his sprained ankle further evaluated Wednesday, Nov. 12. Bowers was injured in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sun, 09 Nov 2003 16:11:45 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns FB R.J. Bowers (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 10 and was unable to return to the game.
Fri, 10 Oct 2003 10:32:50 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns FB R.J. Bowers, who is on the reserve/non-football injury list, is eligible to begin practicing next week.
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 12:31:30 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns have placed FB R.J. Bowers on the reserve-non football injury list.
Fri, 25 Jul 2003 13:57:51 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have placed FB R.J. Bowers on the non-football injury list.
Sun, 05 Jan 2003 09:13:34 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have declared QB Tim Couch, S Devin Bush, RB R.J. Bowers, CB Raymond Walls, C Melvin Fowler, T Chad Beasley and WR Frisman Jackson inactive for the first round of the 2002 playoffs. Kevin Thompson is the team's third QB.
Sun, 29 Dec 2002 09:30:21 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have announced S Devin Bush, RB R.J. Bowers, CB Raymond Walls, C Melvin Fowler, OT Chad Beasley and WR Frisman Jackson as inactive for week 17. Josh Booty will be the teamís No. 3 QB.
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 12:29:11 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have declared RB R.J. Bowers, CB Raymond Walls, C Melvin Fowler, T Chad Beasley, WR Dennis Northcutt and WR Frisman Jackson inactive for week sixteen. QB Josh Booty is the teamís third QB.
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 09:20:38 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have announced RB R.J. Bowers, CB Raymond Walls, C Melvin Fowler, OT Chad Beasley, WR Dennis Nortcutt, WR Frisman Jackson and DE Courtney Brown as inactive for week 15. Josh Booty will be the teamís No. 3 QB.
Sun, 08 Dec 2002 09:37:06 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have declared CB Daylon McCutcheon, RB R.J. Bowers, LB Kevin Bentley, T Chad Beasley, WR Dennis Northcutt and DT Ryan Kuehl inactive for week fourteen.
Fri, 29 Nov 2002 11:07:40 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns have re-signed RB R.J. Bowers to the active roster. He had been released earlier in the week.
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 13:49:07 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have released FB R.J. Bowers.
Tue, 19 Nov 2002 13:14:50 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have signed FB R.J. Bowers from their practice squad to their active roster.
Wed, 02 Oct 2002 14:59:41 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have announced they have signed FB R.J. Bowers to the practice squad.
Wed, 02 Oct 2002 11:00:40 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have announced the release of RB R.J. Bowers.
Sun, 22 Sep 2002 09:15:43 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have announced S Earl Little, RB R.J. Bowers, C Dave Wohlabaugh, DT Alvin McKinley, OT Ryan Tucker, WR Frisman Jackson, and TE Darnell Sanders as inactive for week 3. Josh Booty will be the team's No. 3 QB.
Fri, 13 Sep 2002 06:55:34 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports the NFL fined Cleveland Browns RB R.J. Bowers $12,500 for his illegal block on Chiefs DE Eric Hicks.
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 12:11:31 -0700
ESPN reports the Cleveland Browns have claimed RB R.J. Bowers off waivers from Pittsburgh.
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 09:35:15 -0700
Steelers.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released RB R.J. Bowers.
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 21:21:51 -0700
The Post Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB R.J. Bowers (hip bruise) was forced to leave practice early, Thursday. His injury is not considered serious.
Sun, 20 Jan 2002 09:27:50 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB Hank Poteat, RB R.J. Bowers, G Chukky Okobi, G Keydrick Vincent, DE Chris Combs, T Mathias Nkwenti and LB Justin Kurpeikis inactive for today's game. QB Tee Martin is the emergency QB.
Fri, 21 Dec 2001 10:43:51 -0800
Steelers.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed RB R.J. Bowers from their practice squad to their active roster and released DL Chris Hoke.
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 21:08:30 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers.com reports the team has signed WR Demetrius Brown, WR Tim Baker, CB Payton Williams, FB R.J. Bowers and TE Mark Thomas to their practice squad.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 22:12:57 -0700
The Tribune-Review reports if former Carolina Panthers RB R.J. Bowers clears waivers, the Pittsburgh Steelers would like to add him to their practice squad. The Panthers wanted him to improve his blocking after he made the transition from running back to fullback.
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 14:14:57 -0700
The team's official site reports the Carolina Panthers have released OT Jon Blackman, FB R.J. Bowers, OT Jimmy Cabellos, DT Derrick Chambers, WR Darryl Daniel, C Michael Fair, G Luke Fritz, S Tony George, WR Jermale Kelly, DE Alvin McKinley, LB John Reeves, TE Mike Roberg, WR Kofi Shuck, RB Rahshon Spikes and DE Gillis Wilson.
Wed, 08 Aug 2001 19:07:36 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers DT Larry Chester and RB R.J. Bowers both left practice early today after becoming ill from the intense heat the team practiced through.
Fri, 15 Jun 2001 13:44:26 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports for the Sporting News that Chris Hetherington is likely to be the Carolina Panthers starting fullback this year. Rookie R.J. Bowers, suffering from a groin injury, could push Brad Hoover for the No. 2 fullback job.
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 12:41:36 -0700
The Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers RB R.J. Bowers will not be participating in mini-camp this week because of a strained hamstring.
Mon, 04 Jun 2001 11:04:22 -0700
Bloomberg reports Carolina Panthers rookie RB R.J. Bowers is hopeful a failed career in baseball may turn into a positive career in the NFL. Bowers said he was too immature during his time in the Houston Astros' system and didn't spend time working out or trying. Now, he's become a workout warrior and prides himself on work ethic. He's being given a chance to catch on with the Panthers, but his 4.7 speed in the forty-yard dash may limit his chances at tailback as the team could work him at fullback instead. Bowers said he has a lot of learning to do in order to get the Panthers several-hundred plays memorized.
Mon, 30 Apr 2001 04:23:39 -0700
The Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers rookie RB R.J. Bowers, an undrafted rookie free agent that signed a three-year deal with the team the day after the draft, is looking forward to the challenge of making the Panthers' roster and stated he'll do whatever it takes to get a chance. While at Grove City (Pa.) College, Bowers rushed for 7,353 yards and 91 TDs. He had a string of 32-straight 100+ yard rushing games. Head coach George Seifert stated Bowers jumped out at him a little bit during the team's mini-camp.
Sat, 28 Apr 2001 02:21:12 -0700
Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette Carolina Panthers undrafted free agent RB R.J. Bowers from Grove City (Pa.) College, made a solid first impression on coach George Seifert. "I was impressed for a fellow of his size the movement," Seifert said of Bowers, the NCAA's all-time rushing leader. Seifert is unclear of whether will work at fullback or running back. Third round draft choice, WR Steve Smith, seemed to stand out as well. He showed excellent speed returning punts and running pass routes.
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 01:19:16 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert said after the NFL Draft the team will continue to evaluate its RB position. The Panthers drafted Syracuse RB Dadrian Brown in the sixth round, but it remains to be seen if that satisfies the need for depth behind Tshimanga Biakabutuka. The team reportedly signed undrafted free agent R.J. Bowers and they have talked to free agent RB Donnell Bennett, formerly of the Chiefs. It remains to be seen if the Broncos and Seahawks will keep RBs Mike Anderson and Ricky Watters on the trading block. Brad Hoover also can play RB, but the team wants him to also work at fullback with Chris Hetherington.
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 00:52:25 -0700
The Tribune Review reports the Carolina Panthers have signed undrafted free agent RB/FB R.J. Bowers of Grove City College. He also talked to the Steelers, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts. "Pittsburgh called five times," Bowers said. "I got to talk to the owner of the 49ers and (running backs coach) Tom Rathman. It was pretty crazy." Bowers will be 27 years old when the season starts.
Mon, 26 Mar 2001 00:11:48 -0800
The Tribune Review reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to open their new stadium, not counting pre-season, with a Sunday night game against the Cleveland Browns on week one or two. Director of football operations Kevin Colbert was part of a Steelers group that worked out Grove City College RB R.J. Bowers. Most draft experts feel Bowers will be picked after the third round of the NFL Draft. Former Steelers contract negotiator Dan Ferens is talking to the Houston Texans about becoming their top negotiator.