Buccaneers CB Hargreaves out with groin injury

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (28) suffered a groin injury in the preseason opener.Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Hargreaves is expected to miss "some time," the Tampa Bay Times reported Friday. The newspaper said preliminary tests on the cornerback were positive.

The 23-year-old Hargreaves dealt with a hamstring injury last season and was limited to nine games, including seven starts.

A first-round pick (No. 11 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida, Hargreaves started all 16 games as a rookie and had 76 tackles, one interception and 10 passes defensed.

Hargreaves is expected to start at cornerback this season opposite Brent Grimes, who did not play against the Dolphins.