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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Breaking down Verner's contract

By Pat Yasinskas

The official numbers are in on the contract signed by cornerback Alterraun Verner with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so let's take a look.

The four-year deal is worth $25.5 million with $14 million guaranteed. Verner is scheduled to earn $5 million in base salary in the first year of the deal and he also is scheduled to earn a $3 million roster bonus.

The salary drops to $4.25 million in 2015. But it increases to $6.75 million in 2016. It also drops to $6.5 million in 2017. Verner also has a $250,000 escalator for each year that he makes the Pro Bowl.