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Buccaneers agree to terms with Alterraun Verner

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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 15: Alterraun Verner #20 of the Tennessee Titans cleebates after making an interception for a touchdown against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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The Buccaneers didn’t want Darrelle Revis. But they did want a big-name, big-money cornerback.

Free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner, formerly of the Titans, has agreed to terms on a contract with the Buccaneers. It’s a four-year, $26 million deal with $14 million guaranteed, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.

Verner is the No. 10 player in our Free Agent Hot 100, and he’s a great addition to the Buccaneers and to new coach Lovie Smith’s defense. It’s also a significant surprise: Few people saw this one coming.

Revis will not return to the Bucs, and barring a last-minute trade, he will be released on Wednesday. Now the Bucs have their No. 1 cornerback. And he’ll cost less than half as much as Revis.