According to the Athletic’s Greg Auman, Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves was practicing Tuesday after he elected to sit out last week with a minor injury.
Hargreaves said he’s fine and echoed HC Bruce Arians‘ comments about not being ready to practice before: “We talked several times. There’s no issue. There’s never an issue between us. I’m a coach’s kid. There will never be an issue with me and a coach.” (Auman)
Hargreaves added he was not asked to sit out practice by Arians and made the decision himself: “He didn’t tell me not to practice. That was my decision, my choice. Just some lingering injuries I had coming into OTAs.” (Auman)
Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate said he’s on pace to be ready for the start of training camp in two months. (Auman)
Arians said he was ready to move on from DT Gerald McCoy following his release: “As I said yesterday in the statement about Gerald, hoping the best and there’s no need to ask me a question about that. I said what I said. Talk to me about the players that are here. And I’m really happy about the ones that are here.” (Rick Stroud)