NFL Rumors: Minnesota Vikings to target Alterraun Verner in offseason

Nov 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans strong safety Daimion Stafford (39), cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (29) and cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) celebrate after the Titans defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-19 at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings need help in their defensive secondary, but fans have known this for years. Even when the team has a stout defensive front, the secondary was never anything special and it only got worse as the years passed. This offseason will be spent trying to shore up the issues in the secondary which could lead the team to targeting free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner.

Verner possibly going to Minnesota has been touched on before, as it was brought up when Mike Zimmer added former Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray to his staff. The fact that Verner to Minnesota continues to be brought up shows you that the team is likely to make a run at the Pro Bowler this offseason.

Per ESPN.com:

It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Vikings make a run at a free-agent cornerback like Tennessee’s Alterraun Verner, whom new defensive backs coach Jerry Gray coached as the Titans’ defensive coordinator.

The Vikings have some cap room to play with and adding a defensive back this offseason is a priority. Minnesota could realistically add Verner and then draft another cornerback high to pair with Xavier Rhodes and Verner if he gets signed.

Either way, the Vikings need to upgrade their secondary and that could begin with the addition of Verner.

Topics: Alterraun Verner, Minnesota Vikings

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  • Wayne Davis

    I wouldn’t mine that … Spelman is know to go out an get a player if the price is right …sometimes when it’s not lol

  • 3kolu

    I’d like to see the Vikings land either Verner, Sam Shields or Vontae Davis in FA, also a DT like BJ Raji or Henry Melton. Then, we could go after Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Keith McGill or Pierre Desir with our 2nd or 3rd round picks.

  • David Mallow

    This is the only CB they should get.best FA available at the position. He is a beast and paired with Rhodes would be phenomenal. Then trade the 8th pick to like15 or 16 for their first,4th and draft DT Ra’shede Hageman, 2nd round G Cyril Richardson, 3rd CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, 3rd S Deone Buchanon … That would be awesome

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