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Vernon Hargreaves leaves Bucs-Jets game with hamstring injury

The Buccaneers cornerback was ruled out for the rest of the game.

New York Jets v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to finish their game against the New York Jets without cornerback Vernon Hargreaves. The second-year player suffered a hamstring injury and was immediately ruled out for the game, which is not a great sign.

Hargreaves was playing in the slot cornerback role he was demoted to about a month ago, with Ryan Smith and Brent Grimes on the outside. The Bucs are also without Robert McClain in this game, who injured his hamstring in training this week, so they do have some depth issues here. Either Javien Elliott or Josh Robinson could step in to finish the game, and potentially take over for Hargreaves in future games, though.

Right now, the Bucs lead the Jets 9-3 midway through the fourth quarter in an extremely low-scoring games. Hargreaves mostly played well in this game as did the Bucs’ secondary.