Cortland Finnegan spent a lot of time over the past year talking about how much he wanted to remain a member of the Tennessee Titans.
Once he became a free agent, it did not take the veteran cornerback long to find a new team.
Finnegan agreed to a five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams on Monday evening, according to reports. The deal, hours after the start of the free agency period, was worth a total of $50 million.
Finnegan reunites with Jeff Fisher, his coach for the first five of his six seasons with Tennessee and the new coach of the Rams.
The seventh-round pick in 2006 out of Samford missed just three games (he started 79 of 93) in six seasons with the Titans. Undersized (5-foot-10, 188 pounds) but hyper competitive, he averaged 86 tackles per season and intercepted 14 passes, including five apiece in 2008 and 2009.
He was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2008 season.