Hargreaves released

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The Buccaneers have released Vernon Hargreaves per Adam Schefter. The 2016 first round pick was benched during Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

Statement from Buccaneers GM Jason Licht.

“After thoughtful consideration over the past few weeks, coach [Bruce] Arians and I came to the conclusion that we needed to make this change, 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.”

Updated:

The Houston Texans have claimed Vernon Hargreaves off of waivers. The Texans picked up the former Buccaneer after two-thirds of the league passed on him. Hargreaves and the Texans are in Tampa to play the Buccaneers Dec. 21st.

This is a developing story so stay tuned for more information.

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