Free agent CB Alterraun Verner mentioned in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he would have liked to sign with a new team this spring, but he’s focused on securing an opportunity before the start of the season.
“Ideally, I would’ve been on a team in the spring but all that matters is being on a team when the games start,” Verner said.
The Jaguars previously brought Verner in for a workout but didn’t sign him to a contract following the session. Even so, Verner is still confident he’ll catch on with a new team this summer.
“I’ve worked out for a few teams including the Jaguars,” Verner said, per Sirius. “I feel very confident something will happen come late summer.”
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 have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.