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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 31 1 0 0 0.0
Post Season

Top Vernon Hargreaves III News

  • Bengals' Vernon Hargreaves: Full participant Wednesday

    Hargreaves (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Hargreaves sustained an ankle injury in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Browns and was limited during Tuesday's practice session. However, he's on track to suit up for Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Raiders after he practiced without limitations Wednesday.

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  • Bengals' Vernon Hargreaves: Questionable to return

    Hargreaves is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Browns after suffering an ankle injury.

    Hargreaves was injured in the second quarter, and he was unable to put any pressure on his right leg prior to being carted off the field. That said, he seems unlikely to return to Sunday's game and will instead shift his focus to returning in time for the team's upcoming wild-card matchup. Hargreaves has been limited primarily to special teams duties this season.

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  • Bengals' Vernon Hargreaves: Healthy scratch for Week 16

    Hargreaves (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Hargreaves missed the Bengals' Week 15 win over the Broncos due to an illness, but he was able to clear the injury report Friday. However, the cornerback will remain sidelined after drawing his first healthy scratch since Week 9, which was his first game with Cincinnati after being claimed off waivers.

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  • Bengals' Vernon Hargreaves: In clear for Week 16

    Hargreaves (illness) didn't appear on the Bengals' Week 16 injury report and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

    After Hargreaves came down with a non-COVID-19-related illness, Cincinnati ruled him out two days in advance of its Week 15 win over Denver. The cornerback's ability to avoid the injury report entirely for Week 16 implies that he's made a full recovery from the ailment. He'll fill a depth role in the Cincinnati secondary against Baltimore.

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  • Bengals' Vernon Hargreaves: Ruled out Week 15

    Hargreaves (illness) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

    Hargreaves was unable to practice for consecutive days to close out the week. With Chidobe Awuzie (undisclosed) also out, the Bengals project to be thin at cornerback in Denver.

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  • Bengals' Vernon Hargreaves: Questionable for Sunday

    Hargreaves (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against Denver.

    Hargreaves failed to practice both Thursday and Friday due to an illness. Since joining the Bengals in early November, he's served as a rotational corner and racked up two tackles across two games. However, with Chidobe Awuzie (undisclosed) ruled out for Sunday's game, Hargreaves could see an increased role if he is able to suit up.

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  • Bengals' Vernon Hargreaves: Won't play Sunday

    Hargreaves (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Hargreaves was claimed off waivers from Houston by Cincinnati on Thursday, but he'll have to wait to debut with his new team. The 26-year-old played in all eight games for the Texans before being let go, and totaled 27 tackles (20 solo) and one interception while allowing a 115.7 passer rating when targeted.

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  • Vernon Hargreaves: Claimed by Bengals

    Hargreaves was claimed off waivers by the Bengals on Thursday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

    The 26-year-old was waived after the Texans failed to find a trade partner at Tuesday's trade deadline. In eight contests this season, Hargreaves has 27 tackles, three pass deflections and an interception. He automatically becomes a member of the team's 53-man roster, but it remains to be seen how often he'll be active on game day.

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  • Vernon Hargreaves: Cut by Houston

    Hargreaves was waived by the Texans on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Hargreaves started five games for the Texans this season and totaled 27 tackles (20 solo) and one interception. The team was apparently unable to find a trade partner ahead of Tuesday's deadline and opted to part ways with the 26-year-old.

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  • Texans' Vernon Hargreaves: Slated to start in 2021

    Hargreaves will serve as one of the Texans' starting cornerbacks to begin the 2021 campaign, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The Texans traded cornerback Bradley Roby to the Saints on Wednesday, so Hargreaves will take his place in the starting lineup to begin the year. The 26-year-old started all 16 games during his first season with the Texans in 2020 and racked up 72 tackles (61 solo), one interception and seven defensed passes.

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  • Texans' Vernon Hargreaves: Staying in Houston

    The Texans re-signed Hargreaves to a one-year contract Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Hargreaves started every game in 2020 and finished with 72 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception over 16 games. Returning for his second consecutive season with the team, Hargreaves will compete for a starting cornerback role.

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  • Texans' Vernon Hargreaves: Enters unrestricted free agency

    Hargreaves finished 2020 with 72 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception over 16 games.

    Hargreaves was a full-time contributor in 2020, but he was also part of a weak defense. The cornerback enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, so he may end up with another team. There are big changes in store for a Houston defense that ranked 30th in the NFL.

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  • Texans' Vernon Hargreaves: Good, bad in win

    Hargreaves had three tackles and one interception in Sunday's 27-25 win over Jacksonville.

    Hargreaves was elevated to the Texans' top cornerback with Bradley Roby (disciplinary reasons) sitting out the contest. It didn't start well in the new role; Jacksonville's DJ Chark got behind him for a 73-yard touchdown pass just three plays into the game. He made up for that with a third-quarter interception that led to Houston's final score. The situation with Roby is unclear, but Hargreaves will be a starter regardless of what happens to Roby.

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  • Texans' Vernon Hargreaves: Staying with Houston

    Hargreaves is re-signing with Houston on a one-year contract, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The Texans cut Hargreaves in February to avoid his fifth-year option salary, hoping to bring him back at a lower price. The 2016 first-round pick was waived by Tampa Bay in November and claimed by Houston shortly thereafter, eventually making two starts in an injury-riddled secondary. Hargreaves will turn 25 this summer and should at least have a shot to compete for a starting job.

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  • Vernon Hargreaves: Cut loose by Houston

    Hargreaves was released by the Texans on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Hargreaves entered the NFL in 2016 as a No. 11 overall pick with Tampa Bay. He was never consistent in coverage and also struggled with injuries, eventually getting waived this past November. The Texans put in a waiver claim and then gave Hargreaves regular run in their injury-riddled secondary, but he didn't show nearly enough to justify the $9.9 million price tag on his fifth-year contract option for 2020. Given that he's a first-round pick and still only 24 years old, Hargreaves should draw some interest on the open market, even if it's for backup work rather than a starting role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 204 lbs
Birthplace: Manchester, CT
Age: 26
School: Florida
Experience: 6