Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe got tangled up with cornerback Chris Owens on the first play of seven-on-seven and hobbled to the sidelines. But he was back on the field after a few plays and wasn’t bothered by the contact.
“The defensive back had a good break on the ball,” Bowe said. “Everybody is attacking the ball. That’s a good thing. As long as I’m all right, I look forward to the next play.”
A year ago, Bowe predicted he would lead the NFL in receiving and touchdown catches, but he fell woefully short. Bowe caught just 57 passes for 673 yards and five TDs, his second-fewest receptions and yards in his seven-year career.
He toned down the rhetoric on Friday.
“I just shoot for every day to be the best person I can be,” said Bowe, who turns 30 in September. “Just make it contagious and every play, hope everyone else can tag along and put some wins together.”
Bowe worked with a personal trainer and embarked on a nutrition program during the offseason. When asked if he’s noticed a difference, Bowe said, “I haven’t, but everyone else has. I always felt like I was at the tip-top of my game, but I feel lighter, I feel faster, and I owe it to my coaches, trainers, and the staff for believing in me and letting me do what I do.
“As you get older, talking to the old vets, they tell you, every year you should lose more weight. That’s how you stay in the game, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”