Alterraun Verner (hamstring) has a chance to play in Saturday's next preseason game against the Bills, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Aug 17, 9:16 PM

Verner (hamstring) has a chance to play in Saturday's next preseason game against the Bills, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Analysis:

Verner has missed both of the Buccaneers' preseason games to date due to a lingering hamstring issue, although he was able to return to practice to begin last week. With Tampa Bay monitoring Verner's health on a day-to-day basis, his availability for Saturday's next exhibition outing probably won't be known until closer to kick-off. Expected to serve as new coach Lovie Smith's No. 1 cornerback, Verner is playing it safe to ensure he's 100 percent healthy once he returns for good.