Former Bucs defensive end Da’Quan Bowers hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015 and has been relegated to playing in the CFL, and days like Saturday won’t help his chances of getting back into the NFL.
Bowers, a second-round pick out of Clemson in 2011 who managed just seven sacks in five seasons with the Bucs, took a shot Saturday at Bucs general manager Jason Licht, who had him on roster in 2014 and brought him back for three games in 2015.
“Jason Licht is a piece of (expletive),” Bowers wrote. “He don’t even respect the players on his roster now … ask them if he will even look them in the eyes.”
Bowers has two sacks and six tackles in four games with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. His outburst came in response to a stranger one, from Weslye Saunders, a former NFL tight end who hasn’t played since 2014 and took offense to being blocked on Twitter by Licht after he wouldn’t let him try out for the Bucs’ roster.
“My passion for football somehow made @danmorganjr & @jasonrlicht BLOCK me on twitter,” Saunders wrote. “I PRAY I get to play vs. the Bucs & Seahawks.”
Saunders told USA Today’s Seahawks Wire last month that Licht had called him a “psycho”after he showed up at the Bucs facility uninvited and persisted in asking for a tryout.
“He let me know quite frankly, he wasn’t interested,” Saunders told the site. “If my being hungry for football is psychotic, then yes, I’m as psycho as they come.”
Licht declined to comment Saturday, but is unlikely to go up against Bowers or Saunders anytime soon.
DaQuan Bowers, now in CFL, trashes Bucs’ Jason Licht 07/29/17
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