The Miami Dolphins have signed Alterraun Verner, the cornerback confirmed today. Verner had been on the market since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut him before free agency this year.
Verner originally signed with the Bucs back in 2014, when Lovie Smith wanted to build his Tampa 2-style defense and saw in Verner a potential Ronde Barber—a cornerback who could take away the ball and excel in zone coverage. Alas, it was not to be, as Verner disappointed throughout his three-year stint with the Bucs.
That’s not to say that Verner was outright terrible, he just eh.....wasn’t much of anything. He managed a few interceptions, and some nice plays, but also got beat too often and couldn’t really stand out from other Bucs cornerbacks—which, given who he was competing with, is a pretty massive indictment of his play.
Hopefully for him, he’ll do better with the Dolphins. At least he’ll get to stay in Florida, if he even makes their team.
In other news, the Baltimore Ravens are signing Bobby Rainey, per the Baltimore Sun. For those few poor souls who were hoping the Bucs would pick him up to augment their group of running backs.