How did we get here with Hargreaves?
That one interception from his rookie year has been the only pick of Hargreaves’ career to this point, and he has only appeared in 10 games over the past two seasons as he has been hampered with injuries. This includes tearing his labrum in the first game of his 2018 campaign and missing the entire season.
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Coming into the offseason, there was speculation as if Hargreaves’ time in Tampa Bay was up after the regime that drafted him was shown the door and a new coaching staff was brought in. That coaching staff went out and drafted two more big bodied cornerbacks as well with day-two picks, clouding Hargreaves’ future even more.
However, instead, the Buccaneers picked up Hargreaves’ fifth-year option to keep him under contract through 2020. While this by no means guarantees Hargreaves a roster spot, it did instill confidence in him from the coaching staff, something Bruce Arians has not been shy about doing for the young cornerback out of the University of Florida.
A ton of emphasis on Hargreaves’ redemption depends on his body and its willingness to stay healthy. So far so good for Hargreaves, who missed some time during minicamp, but has otherwise been healthy.