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Updated: March 8th, 2014 12:14pm
As free agency talks open, Vikings show interest in Alterraun Verner

As free agency talks open, Vikings show interest in Alterraun Verner

by Andrew Krammer
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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.

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. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Matt Cassel, Marcus Sherels