Oct 7, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive back Alterraun Verner (20) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Titans 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Alterraun Verner explains why he chose the Buccaneers over the Titans

Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner elected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He reportedly agreed to four-year, $26.5 million deal with $14 million in guaranteed money.

Verner tried to explain the move saying it wasn’t about money.

“I can understand why (the Titans) did what they did from a business standpoint. I feel like they wanted me to come back, but I wasn’t really a strong piece. I didn’t feel like they felt me being there or not was going to make a big impact on the team. So I guess I just wanted to go to a place where I felt wanted, and appreciated more,” Verner said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “It was good they didn’t give up on me … and I appreciate that. But I feel like this was best for me and my family.”

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