Soon, it could be easier to list the teams that aren’t interested in Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, who previously pegged the Jets, Vikings, and Rams as having interest in the No. 10 player on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 list, now reports that the Lions, Steelers, and Giants also have interest in Verner.
A fourth-round pick in 2010 from UCLA, Verner has started every game the last two years, becoming one of the best young corners in the NFL in the process. The Titans opted not to apply the franchise tag to Verner, which would have paid him a lot of money on a one-year deal. It now appears that Verner will be getting a lot more money on a multi-year deal, from someone.
Of course, it’s one thing for teams to show interest and another for that interest to become a contract offer. Teams that plan to box out the other contenders for Verner will need to have the cap space to do it.
The Steelers don’t. But it costs no cash or cap space to show interest.