The veterans that teams couldn’t give away during the draft are starting to get released fast.
Bucs defensive tackle Chris Hovan will join Adalius Thomas and John Henderson as veteran defenders to get dumped on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Hovan re-charged his career under Monte Kiffin in Tampa Bay, but his play fell off last year and he was due $4 million next season. He was recently told to stay away from offseason workouts in Tampa.
PFT has also learned defensive tackle Ryan Sims is safe for now. He won’t be cut or traded.
The Bucs drafted defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price with their first two picks over the weekend.