Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers has been suspended without pay for the next two games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, according to a team press release.

Bowers’ suspension, the latest setback for the once-promising, fourth-year pro out of Clemson, begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Nov. 3 following the team’s Nov. 2 game at Cleveland.

The Bucs had today off, so any further statements or comments from the team will come on Wednesday.

Bowers has started two of the five games he has appeared in this season after being inactive Week 1. He’s recorded just six total tackles and one of the team’s nine sacks. Bowers is in the final year of his 2010 rookie contract.

Fullback Jorvorskie Lane was also suspended for two games last week for the same offense. Lane said in a statement after his suspension was announced, that he purchased an over-the-counter medication to help with weight loss, and without his knowledge, it contained a banned substance.

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]

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