Bucs' Chris Hovan latest vet to get bounced

Black Monday has arrived.

With the dust settled from the three-day draft, veterans around the league are packing their bags and hitting the road. One of them seeking a new employer is defensive tackle Chris Hovan.

He’s been informed that he will be let go today after turning his career around in four seasons with the Buccaneers. Hovan, a 10-year veteran, was set to earn $4 million this season but after the Bucs selected Gerald McCoy with the third pick of the draft and then used on of their second-round selections in Brian Price of UCLA, the writing was on the wall. And it was in spray paint.

Hovan credits Rod Marinelli with helping turn his career path around after he had flamed out in Minnesota. Whether or not a reunion could be in the works in Chicago with the Bears remains to be seen. They have a pretty full roster on the line and have been trying to get younger players on the field.

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