By: Kevin Gray
The Oakland Raiders have added a big piece to bolster their defense for the remainder of the season. Former San Francisco 49er linebacker NaVorro Bowman has agreed to a one year deal to join the team across the bay.
A four-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler, Bowman's sudden release came as a surprise. Reports are that he asked the 49ers for a trade last week, but it didn’t happen. When it didn’t work out as Bowman wanted, he requested to be released, and general manager John Lynch granted the request.
Bowman only played in four games last season, suffering a torn Achilles on Oct. 3, but had started San Francisco’s first five games this year, credited with 37 total tackles.