Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers tears Achilles tendon

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.