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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release Vernon Hargreaves After Benching

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, shortly after he was benched for perceived lack of effort. Bruce Arians benched Hargreaves in the second half of Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals, saying after that Hargreaves “didn’t look like he was hustling to go in for a tackle.” He ended up coming back onto the field in the fourth quarter after an injury to another cornerback. ...Read more

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford Out With Fractured Back Injury

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears with fractured bones in his back.  Stafford started a team-record 136 consecutive regular-season games, which until the missed game this Sunday was the 2nd-longest active start streak in the NFL, just behind Philip Rivers. Stafford also held the 6th-longest all-time start streak behind Brett Favre, Rivers, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan. The next closest was Joe Flacco with 122 consecutive starts. ...Read more