Finnegan finds riches, a familiar face with new franchise

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:43pm

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.

3 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 3/14/12 at 7:30

Hope he and his family continue to live in the community...seems to be a stand up citizen off the field.

By: govskeptic on 3/15/12 at 6:28

Good point localboy. I wonder how many current and former Titan's call
Nashville truly home, and plan on Nashville being their long term
residence! I'm sure for state income tax purpose most call Tenn home.

By: BigPapa on 3/15/12 at 9:31

Fisher really seems married to the idea of only bringing in people he's worked with and now it's players too.

I was hoping he'd use this new start as a way to freshen some things up. I see the hiring Chuck Cecil and the Finngegan move as two situation he woulda been better to avoid.