ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LB NaVorro Bowman, the club announced Monday.
Bowman, who has been named to four Associated Press All-Pro First Teams (2011-13, 2015) and three Pro Bowls (2012-13, 2015), has spent the past seven-plus seasons as a member of the San Francisco 49ers after being drafted by the club in the third round (91st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
With San Francisco from 2010-17, the eighth-year pro appeared in 89 games with 74 starts, totaling 808 tackles (487 solo), 12.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, four interceptions and 28 passes defensed. Additionally, Bowman has played in eight postseason games, recording 97 tackles (49), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed.
In 2017, the 6-foot, 242-pounder started five games for the 49ers and totaled 38 tackles (22) and one pass defensed. Last season, Bowman played in four games and totaled 40 tackles (20), one sack, one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List.
A native of Forestville, Md., Bowman played in 33 games with 21 starts and recorded 215 tackles, eight sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his three-year career at Penn State. He earned second-team All-American honors from multiple media outlets as a junior after registering 93 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived LB Tyrell Adams.