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2019 Schedule
3-6, 3rd in NFC South
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Hue to lead Kap workout; at least 13 teams to go

The NFL released more details about Colin Kaepernick's scheduled workout in Atlanta on Saturday, saying Thursday that Hue Jackson will lead the drills. At least 13 teams have committed to attend.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's Bucs-Saints injury report...Carlton Davis returned to practice after missing the last two games with a hip injury. The secondary could use his experience playing against Drew Brees, but he's also struggled with penalties this year.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians said today that he was not fined for his criticism of NFL officiating after an early whistle against the Titans. Was he surprised? "Not really," he said. "The truth comes across sometimes." Mike Tomlin was fined $25,000 last year for his criticism of officiating.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Wednesday's Bucs-Saints injury report...no Marshon Lattimore. Carlton Davis still isn't practicing but a positive that Carl Nassib is.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs tried out several defensive backs today, signing John Franklin, who was most recently with the Bears, to their practice squad, per a source. Other tryouts: Derrick Baity, Rashard Causey, Dominique Hatfield, Herb Miller, Deatrick Nichols and Saivion Smith.

Clark: Releasing Hargreaves sets a tone for Buccaneers (1:35)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs are very thin at corner already with MJ Stewart and Carlton Davis both battling injuries. Cutting Vernon Hargreaves, who was supposed to be their CB1 and leader of the NFL's youngest group of corners, was unquestionably done to send a message.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Vernon Hargreaves' departure means that just ONE of Jason Licht's 2016 draft picks remain on the current roster: Ryan Smith, who has played just five defensive snaps this year. Noah Spence, Roberto Aguayo, Caleb Benenoch, Devante Bond and Danny Vitale were all cut.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

When I spoke to Vernon Hargreaves after he was benched Sunday, he told me he planned to talk to Coach Arians. "We'll get things straightened out," he said, confident they could work things out. This wasn't an isolated incident though. Arians sat him the first day of OTAs because he was "not mentally ready to practice."

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Buccaneers have released former first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves according to sources. Bucs coach Bruce Arians benched Hargreaves in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Cardinals because he didn't believe the cornerback showed enough effort.Hargreaves told reporters that he would "get better" and said he expected to speak with Arians and "get things straightened out."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell me that the Bucs have claimed offensive guard Aaron Stinnie off of waivers. He was waived by the Titans two days ago. He saw action in three games this year and one last year. To make room for him, the Bucs are waiving Nate Trewyn.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Yes, Bruce Arians knew he was out of challenges when he threw the challenge flag but wanted to prove a point to the officials. "[Kyler Murray] was obviously on his knee. It was a timeout. I wanted to make a statement... I still thought we should have won the pass interference on M.J. [Stewart]. We obviously didn't. When things are going in a game, there's only certain ways you can get your point across. It could have cost us losing the timeout but it wasn't a penalty so..."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"I actually watched Vita Vea's high school running back tape today, just in case. It was pretty impressive!" Bruce Arians said with a chuckle, referring to lining Vea up on three offensive snaps yesterday. "[He] did knock down three guys."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston on beating the Cardinals: "I'm just really elated that we finished. That was a really, really ugly win."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs coaching staff isn't letting a young secondary off the hook because of age or inexperience. Jamel Dean was in Todd Bowles' office all week after giving up three touchdowns in Seattle.

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Bucs bench CB Hargreaves for lack of hustle

Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians benched cornerback Vernon Hargreaves for a lack of hustle going in for a tackle in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Cardinals. Hargreaves did return later in the game.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians benched Vernon Hargreaves because he "didn't think he hustled enough" on Andy Isabella's 55-yard catch and run on a slant route at the start of the third quarter. I asked Hargreaves about it. "If that's what Coach saw, that's what he saw. There's no arguing it. I need to hustle. Point-blank, end of discussion. I'll get better. I'm sure I'll talk with him this week and we'll get things straightened out and we'll see where to go from here."

Team Stats

Passing Yards284.25th
Rushing Yards101.319th
Points For28.93rd
Points Against31.0