According to ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Vernon Hargreaves. This report has been confirmed by WDAE via the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has waived cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III.
“After thoughtful consideration over the past few weeks, Coach Arians and I came to the conclusion that we needed to make this change,” said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht. “Decisions such as this are always difficult, but I felt it was in the best interest of our team to part ways with Vernon at this time and allow him to explore other opportunities. We are disappointed that it did not work out here for Vernon and we wish him continued success moving forward.”
Hargreaves played in 35 games over his four seasons in Tampa Bay, making 33 starts, recording 164 tackles (four for loss), 19 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one defensive touchdown. He originally joined the Buccaneers as a first-round selection (11th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the 11th overall selection from the University of Florida was informed of the decision Tuesday morning from Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht.
Hargreaves started 33 career games for the Bucs, recording 164 career tackles, two interceptions and 19 passes defensed
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