Verner, 28, played for the Bucs from 2014-16, appearing in 46 games with 23 starts, totaling 141 tackles, 20 passes defensed, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and a half sack. He was a high-priced free agent in 2014, leaving Tennessee for a four-year, $25.5 million contact.
Tampa Bay will save $6.5 million in salary cap room with the move.
Verner no longer was a starter last season, with first-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves taking his spot.
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Okung misses out on big payday
He didn't, and on Thursday the
Okung, 29, could make up for all that lost money in free agency, where he can tout his starting 16 games as proof that he's recovered from shoulder surgery a year ago.
Teams, however, will also look at his 11 flags, two of which were declined, which tied for the team lead.