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Cortland Finnegan | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/2/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
College: Samford
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 7 (215) / TEN
Contract: view contract details

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Saints released CB Cortland Finnegan.
Finnegan made it 25 days on the Saints' roster. Now 32, Finnegan appeared to have nothing left in five appearances for the Panthers last season. Tue, Sep 6, 2016 04:07:00 PM

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Saints signed CB Cortland Finnegan, formerly of the Panthers.

Cornerback depth became a pressing need in New Orleans when Keenan Lewis suffered a setback in his recovery from hip and abdominal injuries. Lewis is out indefinitely. Finnegan, 32, has spent the last three seasons with three different organizations, bouncing from the Rams to the Dolphins and finally the Panthers, where he closed out last year covering the slot in shaky fashion. Ideally, Finnegan will provide depth for the Saints' secondary. New Orleans' defensive backfield is thin enough that Finnegan will likely end up with playing time.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 06:17:00 PM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports the Saints are expected to sign free agent CB Cortland Finnegan following a workout on Friday.

Finnegan finished out last season playing slot corner for the Super Bowl runner-up Panthers. He would compete for slot corner snaps in New Orleans. Keenan Lewis suffered another injury setback, creating a need for depth.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Panthers signed CB Cortland Finnegan.

Finnegan "retired" in March, but he has been taking workouts all season. The Panthers need depth with Charles Tillman out indefinitely because of a sprained knee, but Carolina should hope Finnegan is not forced into important snaps. The former All-Pro was a disaster two years ago with the Rams and struggled last season with the Dolphins as well. DC Sean McDermott said Finnegan will start out defending the slot.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:12:00 AM

The Panthers worked out free agent CB Cortland Finnegan.

31-year-old Finnegan retired in March, but has been working out for teams the last month. He could be a depth option with Charles Tillman sidelined. The Panthers also had Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain in for tryouts.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 08:04:00 PM

The Patriots worked out free agent CB Cortland Finnegan on Wednesday.

The Dolphins released Finnegan in March and he "retired" nine days later after drawing zero interest as a free agent. Per NFL Network's Rand Getlin, the 31-year-old is still open to playing. The Patriots aren't signing Finnegan at this time. He was one of Pro Football Focus' worst cover corners last season.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 02:49:00 PM

Free agent DB Cortland Finnegan is open to playing in 2015.

Finnegan "retired" in March nine days after being released by the Dolphins. Arguably the league's worst corner last season, the pint-sized Finnegan is reportedly open to playing safety. Finnegan is just 31, but his career fell off such a cliff following his big deal with the Rams in 2012 that it's hard to see him generating interest.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Free agent CB Cortland Finnegan announced his retirement from the NFL.

Finnegan, 31, played nine seasons in the league. Not bad for a former seventh-round pick. He spent his first six years with the Titans before landing a big contract with the Rams in 2012. Finnegan lasted two seasons in St. Louis before ending his career in Miami. His play fell off a steep cliff the past two years, and Finnegan was eventually released earlier this month.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 11:16:00 AM

Dolphins released CB Cortland Finnegan.

The move frees up $5.475 million in cap space, and was a no-brainer after Finnegan was one of the league's worst corners last season. Per the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley, Finnegan has considered retirement. Now 31, Finnegan will have to be amenable to bargain-basement offers without guaranteed money if he wants to continue playing. His play has been on a steady downward slope.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 01:56:00 PM

ESPN's James Walker expects the Dolphins to ask RCB Cortland Finnegan to take a pay cut.

Finnegan played just 12 games last year due to injuries. He was a below-average starter when healthy, grading out as PFF's No. 74 corner. Due a non-guaranteed $5.48 million, Finnegan could be released if he's unwilling to restructure.
Fri, Feb 6, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Dolphins RCB Cortland Finnegan (ankle) is listed a questionable for Week 15 against the Patriots.

Finnegan will test out his ankle before the game, but he is expected to play. Finnegan has missed the last four games. The Dolphins should also get back CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder, questionable) for the important divisional showdown.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Dolphins RCB Cortland Finnegan (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 14 against the Ravens.

Finnegan looked on track to play early in the week, but he was not happy with his quickness or cutting ability following Thursday's practice. Jimmy Wilson and R.J. Sanford should see more snaps with Finnegan sidelined.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Cortland Finnegan (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 13.

Finnegan will miss his third straight game. With Jamar Taylor (shoulder) also sidelined, it leaves Miami with fourth-round CB Walt Aikens opposite Brent Grimes. Jimmy Wilson will continue playing the slot in nickel packages.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 06:47:00 PM

Dolphins RCB Cortland Finnegan (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Finnegan left last week's loss to Detroit with the injury and did not return. With Miami facing Buffalo on Thursday Night Football, the turnaround was too quick for Finnegan to get ready. We suspect Finnegan's absence will ensure the Fins use usual LCB Brent Grimes to chase Sammy Watkins all over the formation. Jamar Taylor is expected to get the start in place of Finnegan. To read about how Watkins fared against Grimes in these clubs' Week 2 meeting, read Evan Silva's Thursday night Matchup column, accessible at the link below.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Dolphins CB Cortland Finnegan left Sunday's Week 10 loss at Detroit with an ankle injury and did not return.

Finnegan will be in a race to get ready for a Thursday night Week 11 game against the Bills. He's been getting abused all season opposite Brent Grimes anyway.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 09:13:00 PM

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