Miami Dolphins working out two veteran corners

Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter gets beat deep by Terrance Williams of the Dallas Cowboys in 2013. Denver defeated Dallas 51-48. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins will work out veteran corners Alterraun Verner and Tony Carter, a league source said Tuesday.

Verner, 28, has started 70 games in in seven NFL seasons.

Verner, 5-feet-10, 181 pounds, has missed only two games in his career, with Tampa Bay and Tennessee.

Verner’s best season came in 2013, when he made the Pro Bowl and posted five interceptions.

Carter, 31, has played in 45 games, with 3 starts, in seven NFL seasons.

Carter, 5-feet-9, 177 pounds, had his best two seasons in 2012 and 2013 in Denver.

Verner and Carter are both smaller corners capable of playing the slot, a position currently manned by Bobby McCain and Michael Thomas.

“We have an extra spot, and I’ve had so many people tell me you can never find enough corners,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Tuesday. “We’re checking guys out, but we do quite a bit with a lot of different positions and some don’t make as much news as others. We’re always making sure we have our ducks in a row just in case something happens in camp and we’ve gotta push forward and do something. When you start working guys out, you’ve got information on them—physicals. Everybody’s kinda on the same page and you can react a little quicker.”

The workouts were reported earlier Tuesday by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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