Texans cut veteran cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III

HOUSTON — The Texans have slice veteran cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, the team claimed Friday.

Hargreaves signed with the Texans in November right after he was lower by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers right after he was benched in a sport. Immediately after that match, Buccaneers mentor Bruce Arians claimed Hargreaves “failed to look like he was hustling to go in for a deal with.”

Hargreaves could have stayed in Houston beneath his fifth-calendar year possibility truly worth $9.6 million, but there was no useless money on the deal for the reason that the alternative is confirmed for harm only in advance of the start out of the new league year in March.

In his conclude-of-year information conference, Texans coach Invoice O’Brien reported he assumed Hargreaves “produced the very best of” his chance to sign up for Houston through the period.

“I don’t assume that’s quick to be ready to come in, in the middle of a season, and definitely later than that, and enjoy that nickel place is not simple,” O’Brien said. “So, I give a great deal of credit rating to Vernon. There is certainly a large amount of points that he’s likely to operate hard to make improvements to on. We’re likely to assist them with that, but I feel Vernon stepped into a rough problem and actually made the finest of it.”

Hargreaves, 24, was drafted by Tampa Bay with the No. 11 overall choose in 2016. In 41 career game titles, Hargreaves has two interceptions, two compelled fumbles, a fumble restoration and 186 tackles.

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