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Hovan next veteran to get released

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.

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17 Responses to “Hovan next veteran to get released”
  1. floriohasintegrityissues says: Apr 26, 2010 11:21 AM

    Get him back vikes

  2. ItalianStallion says: Apr 26, 2010 11:21 AM

    I remember when Hovan used to be good. That was soo long ago.

  3. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Apr 26, 2010 11:22 AM

    somebody should sign him to add depth to DT. but he is not a starter, unless the team has nothing at that position

  4. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: Apr 26, 2010 11:25 AM

    So the concussions led Ben to raping, not tipping, condescention, lazy work ethic, penis flashing, and referring to all women as bitches. But concussions didn’t affect his on field play? Why didn’t Steve Young or Troy Aikman end up just like Ben? Why hasn’t every player with a history of concussions become an asshole?

  5. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 26, 2010 11:28 AM

    the guys never been that good.

  6. Michael LaRocca says: Apr 26, 2010 11:29 AM

    That does it. I’m starting a new team. The Durham Dumpster Divers. Booya!

  7. r8rsfan says: Apr 26, 2010 11:30 AM

    Hovan looks like a Raider – sign him up.

  8. Mean D says: Apr 26, 2010 11:30 AM

    He’s a good dude but it is time for him to go.

  9. TheOne says: Apr 26, 2010 11:34 AM

    That sucks, you never want to lose your job. Well unless its for a better one, but I dont think that is going to happen for these guys.

  10. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Apr 26, 2010 11:35 AM

    also, i just realized that the NFL has nothing interesting for the next 3 months. what will you do, florio?
    Answer: Favre Favre Favre FavreFavre Favre Favre FavreFavre Favre Favre FavreFavre Favre Favre FavreFavre Favre Favre Favre…

  11. Mattchew182 says: Apr 26, 2010 11:44 AM

    They continue to assume the next coach will be a cover 2 guy. I guess they are drafting players so they can get Lovie Smith next year when he is sure to be fired by the Bears.

  12. Greenantz says: Apr 26, 2010 11:53 AM

    Hovan will catch on with a team he has more left in him. I want to thank him for doing such a good job here in Tampa. I hope he can maybe resign for less than that 4 mill.

  13. Pier588 says: Apr 26, 2010 12:59 PM

    Profanity in ALL CAPS X darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers = The Double DUMBA$$ factor.

  14. Bob Nelson says: Apr 26, 2010 1:02 PM

    Hovan?!! Why is he still around?
    He used to have that stupid viking big talk and do nothing disorder.
    He used to hang a Favre jersey in his locker and tell everyone about his dream of getting a sack of Brett Favre.
    Hovan never ever sacked Brett Favre.
    There is a Brett Favre angle to this story if you remembered your NFL history.

  15. brasho says: Apr 26, 2010 1:31 PM

    Hovan never was a great player, but he was always solid, had a good motor, and was pretty good against the run. It wasn’t his play that fell off last year as much as it was that he was asked to be a two-gap DT when his whole game centered around hitting one-gap. He gained weight to help him out and he lost his stamina and quickness. He’s not a bad player and he could defintely help a team as a top reserve or a DT that plays along a really good DL. He’ll help somebody.

  16. pfinfl says: Apr 26, 2010 2:04 PM

    There were 4,3 million reasons to release him.

  17. Ray says: Apr 26, 2010 2:54 PM

    Rams, pursue this guy!!!

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