Former Bartlett High star signs with New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are giving their secondary a makeover, and it includes bringing former Bartlett High standout Zack Bowman.

The veteran cornerback who played his first six seasons with the Chicago Bears will team with fellow free agent acquisitions Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond, and Quintin Demps in the defensive backfield.

His career statistics include 151 tackles (131 solo), 10 interceptions, 19 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries, two for touchdowns. He also plays special teams.

A fifth-round pick of the Bears in 2008, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound started seven games last season and played in all 16.

Bowman, 29, made 48 tackles in 2013 and picked off three passes, returning one for his only career touchdown.

At Bartlett, Bowman was an all-state football player three times.

He also played with Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers on the Golden Bears basketball team, where they helped lead the team to two state championships.

Bowman's best season with Chicago came in 2009, when he was among the league leaders with six interceptions and started 12 games.


Associated Press