The Former 2010 4th-round pick worked his way to a Pro Bowl with the Tennessee Titans in 2013. Following that Pro Bowl season, he found himself signing a four-year $25 million contract with the Buccaneers. Verner didn’t exactly play up to his “Pro Bowl Caliber” but he wasn’t exactly horrible although, he could be considered another free agent bust. In 46 games with the Buccaneers, he managed 4 interceptions, 20 pass defends, 1 forced fumble, and 110 tackles.
Considering those stats are good for a backup corner, that is the role he ultimately found himself. Verner was set to make $6.5 million for this upcoming season when Tampa decided it was time to part ways and gave him ample time to swim in the free agent pool. He had a couple of suitors but none were landing spots for the veteran. The Jacksonville Jaguars had him down for a lengthy workout but did not land a contract.
Verner would have loved to have found himself on a team back in spring, that way he could have bonded with his team and adjusted to their defense easier, but right now, the only thing that matters to him is being on a team before the season starts. With a little over three months left before the start of the regular season, time is quickly running out for the veteran. However, he remains hopeful that a team will bring him on and use his veteran expertise. But he hopes that will come sooner, rather than later.
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