Titans have no plans to use franchise tag on Alterraun Verner

AP

The Dolphins locked up cornerback Brent Grimes this morning, but there will apparently be at least one top-shelf corner on the market next week.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, the Titans “have no plans” to use the franchise tag by today’s deadline, which ostensibly means Alterraun Verner will hit the market.

They still have this week to negotiate, but they’re already paying Jason McCourty top corner money, which could preclude another such deal.

Verner’s coming off a Pro Bowl season, and should attract plenty of interest in an open market. But a one-year deal worth $11.8 million to keep him out of that market is apparently more than the Titans are willing to spend.