Injured Vernon Hargreaves Will Not Play Sunday; Bucs Sign New Cornerback

September 11th, 2018

Joe’s got bad news.

Vernon Hargreaves will not play Sunday against the Eagles, Joe has learned. The Bucs are hopeful he can return against the Steelers.

Fans watching on TV saw Hargreaves leave the field holding his arm, and the buzz was not good in the Bucs locker room. Joe was told today by a reliable source that Hargreaves will miss at least one game.

Tomorrow, the Bucs will release their first required injury report of the week, which will name Hargreaves’ injured body part.

This afternoon, the Bucs signed cornerback Marcus Williams, who has bounced around the NFL and was last in Saints training camp this summer before being cut. Williams has 49 career games under his belt with 27 passes defensed and 10 interceptions, six with the Jets in 2015.

59 Responses to “Injured Vernon Hargreaves Will Not Play Sunday; Bucs Sign New Cornerback”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Who did we release to pick up Williams?……Elliott?

    Doesn’t sound like Hargreaves’ injury is too serious…..but you never know with the Bucs…..

  2. Says:

    Woof. Time for the rooks to grow up!

  3. Bucamania Says:

    Harris wasn’t bad, where is he?

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucs should sign Terence Newman. He “retired” because he was about to get cut, but I think he’d take a deal, I think. Also if the Bucs had a 40 year old corner, it would make Grimes feel like a spring chicken.

    But seriously, Newman would be a solid short time guy if he was willing to come in, he can not only play he can help coach up the rookies.

  5. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Harris made an injury settlement with Bond and Bullough. Can this D, which was terrible last year, and not so hot last week, make enough strides to keep the rookies from getting toasted? This scares the hell out of me.

  6. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    stupid GM was relying on a 35 yr old cb not getting injuried????????????

    SERIOUSLY FRICKING DUDE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    ……….our secondary is gonna make nick foles look like Joe Montana come sunday

  7. Wausa Says:

    Elliott is on the practice squad and not the roster

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    get well soon VHG!!!!!!

    I like Elliott over spence……I hope they didn’t let Elliott go…..carl nassib did his thing…..


  9. Gruden4President Says:

    Same story every year different position and to fix it Licht signs a bum. Smh..

  10. 813bucboi Says:


    good to know regarding Elliott….


  11. Bird Says:

    Elliot was moved from practice to actual team last week for extra spot on grimes. . Not sure if he played snaps

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    Next man up! Time for the rookies to grow up.
    Get well Hargreaves. We’ll need depth for the CHAMPIONSHIP RUN!

    Yeah, I said it! Why not?!

  13. Trench War Says:

    He was pretty jovial in the locker room after the game to the point where you’d think he had nothing seriously wrong with him. He’s no Ronnie Lott but the “I gotta boo boo” type players have me question their true commitment to winning.

  14. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    Everybody freaking out over a dude that all of you including the Joe’s buried for the past year. Funny

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    Marcus Williams looks like an interesting CB. Good size (5’11” & 196 lbs), still young (27 yrs old). The 9 INTs sound very enticing, but 6 of those came in 1 year (2015) with the Jets (hoping that he can duplicate that here). Since this April, he’s been signed by the Cardinals (released 1 mon later), by the Saints in Aug (released 3 weeks later), and now by us. BTW, Bucs released Guard Adam Gettis to make room for Williams.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Is Myron Lewis in shape?……..

  17. Anonymous Says:

    sign breeland….

  18. BucEmUp Says:

    How many points did Atlanta hold Philly to scoring?



  19. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ……….you know

    NOW I don’t even want to imagine how far off the secondary are going to play off the offense this Sunday

    …’s gonna look like they’re playing in a modified prevent defense again.

    I swear, I’ve never seen defense play off the receivers so many times in one season for one team……….Mike Smith is setting a new standard for being soft.

    Oh…….btw….you know coach Koetter is approving it or else mike smith wouldn’t be doing it

  20. GhostofSchiano Says:

    A reported phone call overheard a one Buc place


    Smitty: “Hello, Mike Smith Falcons hea…uh I mean Bucs Defensive Corrdinator speaking”

    Marcus Williams : “Hello coach it’s me your new corner back.

    Smitty: “Oh hello Marcus, did you get the playbook I sent you?”

    MW: “Yes coach, and I have a few questions”

    Smitty: “Sure go ahead”

    MW: “According to many of the passing plays am I really lining up 15 yards off the line of scrimmage”

    Smitty: “Yes, you can go 16 or 17 if that makes you feel more comfortable”

    MW: “Why don’t I press them at the line of scrimmage”

    Smitty: “No, no, this is my specialized scheme, it worked 25 years ago, it is ready for a re-birth”

    MW: “Okay, the play super conservative prevent, that is the one you used last week in New Orleans when they drove the length of the field in like 3 plays, are you still using that one?

    Smitty: “Oh yes definitely, its called the “Hope Fitz can bail us out Tampa two step”

    MW: Okay thanks coach I am getting some other calls, some guy named sweezy or swaggy? Huh, wonder what that is about.

  21. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    Where is Robert McClain??
    Knows the system and played well enough last season

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey guys, I read on the TV preview for the game that Ronde is going to be in Tampa doing the game.

    If he’s going to be there anyways, maybe get him on the field. Just saying Licht, make the call, Ronde coming out of the TV booth is better than Ryan Smith.

  23. AlteredEgo Says:

    Ghost… funny sheet!

  24. Says:

    They could put a mic on Rondecand he can still broadcast while he picks off Foles.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    Seeing Melvin start for the Raiders at CB and have a decent night made me wonder why the Bucs couldn’t develop him during his time here.

  26. Time4Change Says:

    sterling moore?

  27. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Something tells me that Robert McClain was not a good locker room and negative guy for the team.

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    “Smitty: “Yes, you can go 16 or 17 if that makes you feel more comfortable”

    That part made me laugh Ghost!

  29. DesertBucsfan Says:

    I still love that pic.

    Get well soon Vern

    Go Bucs

  30. JerseyBuc84 Says:

    Where Bashaud Breeland? He Still On The Street?

  31. VegasBuc Says:


    They released OL Gettis to make room for Marcus Williams.

  32. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Released LB Devante Bond with an injury settlement.

    Released LB Riley Bullough with an injury settlement.

    Released LB Azeem Victor from the practice squad.

    Signed CB Jeff Richards to the practice squad.

    Released G Adam Gettis

    Signed CB Marcus Williams

  33. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Joe any update on Grimes?

  34. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Marcus Williams will be gone again in a week or so. He was signed as a short term depth option.

    All of these people freaking out need to cool their jets. Licht did fine and Smith will do fine too.

    Amazing how a player most of you thought sucked gets injured for ONE WEEK and now you think it is the end of the world. The trolls cannot harp on Koetter this week, so they switched targets, and the sheep are following suit.


    So far, the injuries are minor! Normal stuff! We’re actually very lucky so far!

  35. Bobby M. Says:

    Classic Bucs luck… sucks. Even when we have the horses to compete, we get the worst luck with injuries.

  36. Christopher D Morgan Says:

    Per rotoworld – Bashaud Breeland visiting with the Bucs today

  37. TonyC Says:

    Why didn’t they sign Malcolm Butler. How about a trade? is it too late?

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    Weather news – something to keep an eye on, the latest run of the Eurotrash model has the hurricane stopping just before it hits NC, the taking a hard turn towards the southwest and riding the SC waterfront right to Georgia before finally coming onshore. If that happens it would mean on Sunday there would be a hurricane sitting right off the coast heading towards Jacksonville. Now it’s not supposed to get that far south, but the American model (GFS) has had for a while now the hurricane stopping just short of landfall and turning south and then making landfall – but still on NC. This is the first time Georgia has come into play. Posting here since if this happens that Jacksonville game might get moved back a day since they’re at 4pm on Sunday. If you read the notes the hurricane center really has no idea where this storm goes after you get past about 48 hours as the models are jumping all over the place. Anywho just something to keep an eye.

  39. Rod Munch Says:

    Talib looked good last night, except getting speed bumped by Cook. But he didn’t allow anything – would have been a great pickup at corner for a fairly low cost.

  40. Christopher D Morgan Says:

    Bashaud Breeland is visiting the Bucs today

  41. SB Says:

    On a brighter note the Falcons lost Deion Jones and Keanu Neal for the yr.

  42. Christopher D Morgan Says:

    Bashaud Breeland visiting with the Bucs per Rotoworld via Adam Schefter

  43. Kord Says:

    Marcus Williams can ball, we beat the Eagles, people need to chill out and have a beer…annddd go Bucs!

  44. RCK Says:

    I would have absolutely zero concerns hearing this news if I had any faith at all in our defensive coordinator. Start the two rookies and install a simplified defense and let them play to their strength playing press man with some soft zone behind them. However, as usual Mike Schmidt will once again try to fit a square peg in a round hole. Come Sunday, his inability to find any way of being creative to make up for a busted up secondary will cause this time to lose a game we otherwise have a very good chance of winning. .500 here we come.

  45. Buc4life Says:

    Breshard Breland visited the Bucs this afternoon. He would be a great pickup, who can stick a number one receiver. Grimes is out with a groin, which at his age is a bad injury and we don’t know how long Hargraves will be out. Pay Grimes a injury settlement and sign Breland. We need a veteran back there and he is still young!

  46. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Whitehead anyone????

    Prepare yourselfs for GREATNESS!!!

  47. Buchead5588 Says:

    Anyone confirm this news on Breland

  48. Mike Johnson Says:

    We’d better sign somebody who can defend..Quick. Grimes is probably out for at least 4 games. ..maybe even more. Philly is takin note of all of this. No Excuses DC Smith..Get her any means necessary. You’d better hope..Pray.. Fitz can muster up another lights out performance.

  49. Buc4life Says:

    Rotoworld and The Sporting News confirmed.

  50. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs definitely have the upper hand now in any negotiations with Breeland. He needs a job more than we need a CB. Oh wait, might’ve typed that backwards.

  51. NJBucsFan Says:

    Report out the VHIII done for year.

  52. Jeagan1999 Says:

    VHIII out for the year!

    That sucks!

  53. AlteredEgo Says:

    Wonder if he injured it on the turnover hit that Evans returned for a TD

  54. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    AlteredEgo. I think the shoulder was injured later, near the end zone on a great pass breakup.

  55. Buc50 Says:

    I was looking for him to have a good year. He looked like he was settling in to his nickel spot.

  56. Buc4evr Says:

    VH3 possibly a torn labrum. If so he is done. Bucs better sign Breeland tonite if he can pass the physical.

  57. D1 Says:

    The Bucs signed,
    Eduardo Corrochio.

    A prefect fit for the Smith system.

  58. richbucsfan Says:

    VHIII and DJax come out of the NO game with shoulder injuries. This is the risk of playing on padded concrete in a dome.

  59. TOM Says:

    Edwardo Corrochio. Is that a joke? If not who in the hell is he?