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NaVorro Bowman activated to roster, but might not play

NaVorro Bowman

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman makes a catch during practice at the team’s NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


While it might be a case of too little, too late, the 49ers might have gotten a bit of a boost today.

According to Matt Maiocco of, linebacker NaVorro Bowman has been activated to the 53 man roster.

Whether he practices fully this week or plays remains to be seen, as today was the end of the three-week practice window at which he had to be activated or shelved for the year.

If he’s not ready to play, they can simply deactivate him on game day, but he had to be moved from physically unable to perform today for a comeback to be possible.

Bowman blew out his knee in the NFC Championship Game last season, and might not be ready to contribute.