Verner tells Sirius XM NFL Radio that four to five teams have already expressed interest in him since the news of his release broke.
“I appreciate the Bucs doing this so early so I can get a head start on free agency,” Verner said, per Sirius. “Four to five teams have expressed interest.”
Verner’s right that the Buccaneers did him a favor by cutting him now, as he will have a few weeks to find a new opportunity before free agency opens.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Verner to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released.
Verner, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Titans back in 2010. He spent four years in Tennessee before signing a four-year, $25.5 million contract that included $14 million guaranteed with the Buccaneers in 2014.
Verner was set to make a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2017 season when the Buccaneers released him in a move that freed up $6.5 million of available cap space.
In 2016, Verner appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 16 tackles, one interception and seven pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding which teams are interested in Verner as the news is available.