Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers tears Achilles tendon

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has torn his right Achilles tendon during an offseason workout and will undergo surgery.

The second-year pro out of Clemson was a second-round pick in the 2011 draft. He started six of his 16 games as a rookie, finishing with 25 tackles.

Bowers was injured at the team's practice facility on Thursday.

Also, the Bucs announced undrafted college free-agent quarterback Jordan Jefferson was released.

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