Former Gators and Bucs DB Vernon Hargreaves signs with Texans


Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans

Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans

Vernon Hargreaves' time spent unemployed quick. Less than 24 hours quick.

The former first-round pick of the Buccaneers is off to Houston, where he's been claimed by the Texans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. The team later announced the transaction.

Tampa Bay cut Hargreaves earlier this week after he was benched mid-game Sunday due to a lack of hustle. In his three-plus-season career, he's recorded just two interceptions, though one of those came this season.

The Texans have not been shy about adding talent that has been sent away by other teams. Hargreaves joins a Texans defense that has collected plenty of castoffs in its defensive backfield alone. He'll find in Houston a fellow former first-rounder in Gareon Conley, who was traded to the Texans by the Oakland Raiders earlier this season