Verner Heading To Miami

 

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Credit: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Today, the Miami Dolphins had Alterraun Verner in town for a scheduled workout and after a few hours after trying him out, he signs with the team (one-year deal), according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

To make room for Verner, the team placed Koa Misi on the injured reserve after getting surgery last year for a spinal injury. He will need more time and Joe Schad reports that he will not be a candidate to return from the injured reserve, as each team gets to pick one player who can be designated to return.

Furthermore, the 28-year old cornerback will come into training camp battling for the slot job against Bobby McCain. He will join Bobby McCain, Xavien Howard, Tony Lippett, Bryon Maxwell, Jordan Lucas, and Cordrea Tankersley in the cornerback group.

In addition to the signing, Verner did not live up to his contract in Tampa Bay. He signed with the Buccaneers on a four-year, $25.5 MM contract that included $14 MM guaranteed in 2014.

Finally, the former UCLA Bruin product recorded one interception last year, 16 tackles, and seven pass deflections.

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