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W 16-11
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L 20-26
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L 24-31
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W 17-16
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Buccaneers cut CB Verner, save $6.5 million against cap

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released cornerback Alterraun Verner on Thursday.

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.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Atlanta 1150.688
Tampa Bay 970.563
New Orleans 790.438
Carolina 6100.375
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Winston4090
Pass TDs: J. Winston28
Rush Yds: J. Rodgers560
Rush TDs: D. Martin3
Rec Yds: M. Evans1321
Rec TDs: M. Evans12
Int: B. Grimes4
Sacks: G. McCoy7.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5542 (18)
Passing Yards: 4165 (14)
Rushing Yards: 1616 (24)
Points per game: 22.1 (19)
Yards per game: 346.4 (18)
Touchdowns: 37 (15)
Field Goals: 22 (24)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5887 (23)
Passing Yards: 4246 (22)
Rushing Yards: 1875 (22)
Points per game: 23.1 (15)
Yards per game: 367.9 (23)
Touchdowns: 39 (18)
Field Goals: 27 (20)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/23 A. Verner cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/1 G. Cherilus groin, ankle (Questionable)
1/1 W. Gholston elbow (Out)
1/1 V. Hargreaves III abdomen (Questionable)
12/28 C. Sims undisclosed (IR)
12/27 C. Brate back (IR)
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