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Alterraun Verner | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 187
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (104) / TEN
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Free agent CB Alterraun Verner says he's already drawn interest from "multiple teams."
Verner was released by the Bucs on Thursday afternoon. Verner has drawn universal plaudits for his attitude and professionalism, but mostly struggled on the field in Tampa. He's not a starting-quality corner at this stage of his NFL career. He'll hunt for a sliver of guaranteed money in free agency. Feb 23 - 8:13 PM

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Bucs released CB Alterraun Verner.

The no-brainer move creates $6.5 million in cap space, and leaves behind no dead money. Signed to a four-year, $25.5 million contract in March 2014, Verner was a comprehensive bust in Tampa, losing his starting job in 2015. Despite good health, he made just nine combined starts over the past two years, playing 838 replacement-level snaps. The ex-Titan turned 28 in January. He'll search for fourth corner work.
Feb 23 - 4:00 PM

Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner left Sunday's Week 11 game against the Chiefs with a left ankle injury.

Verner recorded three tackles before exiting in the fourth quarter. He entered the game early on after a quad injury knocked out Brent Grimes. Josh Robinson has come on to take Verner's place.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Bucs CB Alterraun Verner lined up alongside Brent Grimes with the first-team defense at OTAs.

Verner struggled early last season before losing his starting job to Tim Jennings. He was able to retake the job by the end of the year, but his future looked murky entering the offseason program. New DC Mike Smith is showing faith in the former big-money signing. If Verner can regain his 2014 form, the Bucs might have a respectable corner trio with Vernon Hargreaves in the fold.
Sat, May 28, 2016 10:01:00 AM

The Bucs have benched LCB Alterraun Verner and will start Tim Jennings in his place Week 3 against the Texans.

Verner, signed to a four-year, $25.5 million deal before 2014, has graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 93 cover corner out of 97 qualifiers. He had his snaps scaled back significantly in Week 2 and now gets sat in favor of similarly pint-sized Jennings, who was picked up by the Bucs just a couple weeks back after he was released by the Bears. DeAndre Hopkins has a low-key great matchup.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Bucs LCB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is active for Week 12 against the Bears.

Verner has not been stellar this year, but he will be a much-needed upgrade for the Bucs' secondary in a matchup against Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Even with Verner back, Marshall and Jeffery should dominate Week 12.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Bucs LCB Alterraun Verner (questionable, hamstring) is "optimistic" about returning for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Verner was listed as DNP on both Thursday and Friday, but was able to get in some limited work. He has a chance to return this week and will be a game-time decision. With a matchup against Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, Verner would provide a needed upgrade to the Bucs' secondary.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Bucs LCB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Verner is expected to miss his third straight game. The Bucs will go with Brandon Dixon and Crezdon Butler opposite Johnthan Banks.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 07:42:00 PM

Bucs LCB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Week 11

Verner will miss his second straight game despite practicing on a limited basis. The Bucs will be forced to go with Crezdon Butler opposite Johnthan Banks. It's a matchup upgrade for both Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. Robert Griffin III is our No. 10 quarterback for Week 11.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Bucs LCB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 10 after missing Friday's practice.

Verner has battled hamstring problems on and off since August, which may explain his poor season. He's coughing up touchdowns on a near-weekly basis in his first year as a Buccaneer. Both Julio Jones and Roddy White get matchup boosts.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is expected to make his preseason debut on Saturday against the Bills.

Verner missed the Bucs' first two exhibition contests after injuring his hamstring on the third day of camp. The Bucs have had no reason to rush their new No. 1 corner. Verner's status isn't a concern for Week 1.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Buccaneers agreed to terms with CB Alterraun Verner on a four-year, $26.5 million contract with $14 million guaranteed.

It's a bargain price all things considered, and make the Packers' four-year, $39 million deal with Sam Shields look like a severe overpay. Still only 25, Verner was long underappreciated in Tennessee before his 2013 breakout season, shutting down right corner and intercepting five passes. He's considered a superior fit to Darrelle Revis in Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier's preferred Cover 2. Verner also comes at well under half the price of Revis.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 09:23:00 PM

Free agent CB Alterraun Verner believes the Patriots are "definitely a possibility."

Verner says he's been being lobbied by Patriots FS Devin McCourty. That's all good and well, but we doubt McCourty carries anything resembling clout in the Patriots' personnel decisions. Shelling out a lucrative, long-term deal to the market's top corner wouldn't be Bill Belichick's style. Regardless of whether the Pats are interested, Verner is going to have a robust market.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 02:59:00 PM

In addition to the Jets, Rams, Giants, Redskins, and Vikings, free agent CB Alterraun Verner has drawn interest from the Steelers and Lions.

The Steelers probably aren't a likely landing spot due to their salary cap constraints. The Lions could make it work, but signing Verner would likely be accompanied by LCB Chris Houston's release. While there's no question Verner has a red-hot free agent market, Detroit and Pittsburgh both seem like long-shot landing spots. Verner is going to command $10 million-plus per year.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 02:25:00 PM

The NY Daily News reports free agent CB Alterraun Verner "isn't planning any visits," and intends to sign with a team "shortly after the market opens" on Tuesday.

It's possible he already has a deal in place with a team. The Redskins, Giants, Rams, Jets, and Vikings are among the clubs known to have interest in Verner. Verner had to love seeing the Packers give Sam Shields $39 million over four seasons on Saturday. Verner is younger than Shields, and a superior corner.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 02:12:00 PM

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