As free agency talks open, Vikings show interest in Alterraun Verner
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Starting at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, NFL teams began open (legal) talks with unrestricted free agents before the new league year officially begins on Tuesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. CT.
The Minnesota Vikings have already expressed interest in Tennessee Titans' corner Alterraun Verner, who Vikings' first-year defensive backs coach Jerry Gray led for three years as the defensive coordinator with the Titans.
Count the #Vikings as officially interested in CB Alterraun Verner, per source. Vikings DB coach Jerry Gray had him in Tennessee.— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) March 8, 2014
Verner, 25, topped our list of available cornerbacks in free agency as the Vikings look to repair one of the NFL's worst pass defenses from last season. Coming off his rookie deal, Verner is likely looking for long-term security in the form of both years and salary. Minnesota had upwards of $40 million available in cap space before re-signing both cornerback Marcus Sherels and quarterback Matt Cassel on Friday.