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.

17 responses to “Hovan next veteran to get released

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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