Alterraun Verner has shown up as a blip on the Patriots radar. Speaking earlier today on Sirius XM Radio, the Titans free-agent-to-be said the Patriots are a possibility. He also said that Devin McCourty had lobbied for him to join the Patriots.
McCourty tells me that while he thinks very highly of Verner, "there's only one cornerback I'm lobbying for and that's Aqib (Talib)."
Talib is generally regarded as the best corner on the market when free agency opens at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Verner, who picked off five passes last season and was named a second-team All-Pro, has really emerged in the last year as a top-tier player.