Cowboys release DE Anthony Hargrove

The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive end Anthony Hargrove on June 21, coming only one month after the team had originally singed the controversial defensive prospect.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys announced the news after Hargrove failed to meet expectations after many reports surfaced that the NFL veteran was struggling with conditioning.

Hargrove was one of the New Orleans Saints that was suspended during the bounty gate scandal and missed an entire year. After his suspension the defensive end had hoped to put the incident behind him and compete for another job with the Cowboys.

Since 2008 Hargrove has been amid the controversy that questioned his character after missing the season due to suspension, however he was able to turn this around and became a candidate for comeback player of the year in 2009. Hargrove was also a member of the Saints Super Bowl win in 2009.

While Hargrove was signed to add depth behind Cowboys start DeMarcus Ware, the Fort Worth Star Telegram is reporting that the team made the decision in order to focus on younger prospects at defensive end.

It is unclear where the 29-year old Hargrove will land after the unsurprising release by the Cowboys. However, many are speculating that this could mark the end of Hargrove’s NFL career.

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