It wasn’t long ago that analysts celebrated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they signed cornerback Alterraun Verner in free agency.

At the time, Verner was considered a huge “get” for the Bucs and thus signed him to a four-year $25.5 million contract back in 2014.

Fast forward almost 3 years later and Tampa Bay has decided to part ways with the 28-year old corner.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the team’s decision, with Tampa Bay confirming it later in the day.

The Bucs will save the entire $6.5 million salary-cap hit in 2017 and Verner will become an attractive option for teams who believe that Verner can rebound from a horrendous that saw lose his starting spot to rookie Vernon Hargreaves.

His benching was due to poor play and the Bucs will move forward with Brent Grimes and Hargreaves at their cornerback positions.