The Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Steven Nelson for at least half of the season after he had core muscle surgery.
The Chiefs placed Nelson on their injured reserve list Sunday. He can begin practicing with the Chiefs after six weeks and begin playing in games after eight weeks.
“A healthy Bowman is still the best linebacker in the NFL,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle. “What else has stopped me? A knee and an Achilles. What else? What else can you say about me?”
“To not be mentioned as one of the best since I entered the league makes me feel a certain way sometimes,” Bowman told the newspaper. “For the respect not to be presented and given, it just doesn’t make sense to me.”
Bowman has recorded two of the top five seasons in solo tackles (120 in 2013 and 116 in ’15) since he entered the NFL in 2010. He ranks seventh overall in tackles (505) during that span, despite missing 20 games to injury over two of the past three seasons. He also was selected to three Pro Bowls.
Bowman told the Chronicle he was skeptical that the 49ers planned on keeping him when the new regime of general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan took over, but he feels he’s now on the same page with the team’s new leadership.
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