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BREAKING NEWS: Texans Claim CB Vernon Hargreaves III Off Waivers

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The Texans are adding CB depth.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Texans have claimed CB Vernon Hargreaves III off waivers.

Hargreaves became available after the Buccaneers waived him Tuesday.

The former first-round pick spent the first four seasons of his career in Tampa Bay, logging 164 tackles, two interceptions, and one defensive touchdown.

Hargreaves joins a secondary in desperate need of depth after injuries to Johnathan Joseph, Bradley Roby, Lonnie Johnson and Philip Gaines.

The Florida Gator is the third former first-rounder to join the Texans this season, joining Barkevious Mingo and Gareon Conley on that list.

This is a low-risk, high-reward move for the Texans. They add a piece to a depleted secondary with a lot of promise, but there was a reason why the Bucs parted ways with Hargreaves.

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians claimed Hargreaves did not hustle following a tackle and was benched Sunday, which led to his impending release.

At worst, it’s a move that makes little impact for the Texans; at best, it’s a move that could add a talented cornerback to a group in need of another body.