Vernon Hargreaves on his future: I feel like I could be here for the long term

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Texans cornerback Vernon Hargreaves has spent only 22 days in Houston and played only two games since being claimed off waivers. Yet, he feels at home.

It’s great. It’s hard to put it into words,” Hargreaves said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “It feels good that they want me here. It feels good that I’m playing better. I think I fit in. We’ll see how the season ends, but I feel like I could be here for the long term.”

The Buccaneers, who drafted Hargreaves 11th overall in 2016, gave up on him in October.

He will have to take less to stay in Houston beyond this season. He is due a $9.594 million fifth-year club option for 2020.

“We’ll see how it works out. It’s going good right now, and I’m happy,” Hargreaves said.

5 responses to “Vernon Hargreaves on his future: I feel like I could be here for the long term

  1. After that lazy effort and getting burnt on that last Pats TD I don’t see things being much different in Houston. You are who you are. The Texans got a glimpse of that Sunday night, especially in the latter part of the 4th quarter. Fortunately the Pats didn’t get that onside kick and time ran out.

  2. “maybe its Tampa Bay and its history.”

    A history that includes a Superbowl win and one of the best defenses ever in the NFL for about 10 years, with 3 Hall of Famers and 3 more Hall of Fame finalists.

  3. Hargreaves is lucky to have a job after what he did in Tampa Bay. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Texans get rid of him at the end of the season. He wants to be there in the long-term….that’s just wishful thinking. At least he’ll have his Gator education to fall back on when he gets a job bagging groceries.

  4. The Bucs secondary has been day and night different since cutting this lackadaisical liability. Hopefully it works out for him. I like how the future looks in Tampa with Carlton Davis, Jamel Dean, and Sean Murphy-Bunting. If Tampa can somehow keep Vita Vea, Suh, JPP, Carl Nassib, and Shaq Barrett they can be a legitimate defense.

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