The Houston Texans have claimed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves off waivers Wednesday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Hargreaves was released by the Bucs on Tuesday after he was benched last weekend for what coach Bruce Arians deemed a lack of hustle.
Hargreaves, the 11th overall pick in the 2016 draft, was the Bucs’ top cornerback heading into this season.
“He didn’t look like he was hustling to go in for a tackle,” Arians said when asked about Hargreaves, who surrendered a 55-yard catch to Andy Isabella at the beginning of the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. “He was chasing somebody across the field, and he wasn’t running fast enough.”
Although he posted an interception in Week 1 and made a winning tackle of Christian McCaffrey in Week 2, Hargreaves, who was expected to be a leader, has appeared to lack focus at times this year.