The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, shortly after he was benched for perceived lack of effort. Bruce Arians benched Hargreaves in the second half of Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals, saying after that Hargreaves “didn’t look like he was hustling to go in for a tackle.” He ended up coming back onto the field in the fourth quarter after an injury to another cornerback.

he planned to talk to Arians and the two would get “things straightened out.”” data-reactid=”18″ type=”text”>After the game, Hargreaves said he planned to talk to Arians and the two would get “things straightened out.”  However, Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said, “After thoughtful consideration over the past few weeks, Coach Arians and I came to the conclusion that we needed to make this change. Decisions such as this are always difficult, but we 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.”

Bucs release CB Hargreaves after benching


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