Despite getting off to a hot start against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dealing with a relatively major injury issue.
It includes 2016 Top-11 pick Vernon Hargreaves, who is now reportedly out for the season with a shoulder injury that he suffered Sunday against the above-mentioned Saints.
Non-Redskins tweet: Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves (shoulder) is out for the season, according to multiple sources. 11th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 12, 2018
The third-year pro performed well in the season opener, tallying seven tackles, a pass defended and a forced fumble. Hargreaves had started 23 games over his first two seasons.
This is a pretty major blow for a Buccaneers team that’s relatively thin at cornerback. With veteran corner Brent Grimes also dinged up, Tampa Bay will now be relying more on rookies Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart to play a role. The team also had free agent Bashaud Breeland in for a visit on Tuesday.