After the release of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, the Buccaneers put out an official statement, which included a quote from general manager Jason Licht.
“After thoughtful consideration over the past few weeks, Coach Arians and I came to the conclusion that we needed to make this change,” said Licht. “Decisions such as this are always difficult, but we felt it was in the best interest of our team to part ways with Vernon at this time and allow him to explore other opportunities. We are disappointed that it did not work out here for Vernon and we wish him continued success moving forward.”
Licht was the general manager who drafted Hargreaves in the first round No. 11 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.