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Cortland Finnegan

Cortland Finnegan - #31 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 188 lbs.
Birthday 02/02/1984
Birthplace Milton, FL
College Samford
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 7th round, 7th pick by Titans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Rams owner set to buy majority of English soccer club

Posted April 10, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is set to become the majority owner of the British soccer club Arsenal, the second NFL owner to be in control of an English Premier League team.

Rams CB Fletcher could be starting to blossom

Posted April 06, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
When asked to come up with the most likely breakthrough player in 2011 on the Rams’ current roster, team sources took a particular fancy to third-year CB Bradley Fletcher.

Draft Dose: Who needs a wide receiver?

Posted March 25, 2011 @ 9 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a player like A.J. Green or Julio Jones? For one, Browns QB Colt McCoy could use some WR help.

Rams think Gilyard will rebound from tough rookie campaign

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
After a rookie season in which just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong, the Rams are far from giving up on fourth-round WR Mardy Gilyard.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Don't rule out Rams taking D-end in Round One

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Even though daily team observers agree the Rams’ most glaring need is a pass catcher who can stretch the field, they say it would hardly be a stretch if the team opted for one of the many quality defensive ends ...

Redskins sign S Atogwe

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed former Rams S O.J. Atogwe to a five-year deal on Thursday, adding a quality player to their secondary.

Rams tender eight, including Amendola

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
WR Danny Amendola was one of eight Rams players given contract tenders on Thursday.

NFC West free-agent preview

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the NFC West featured today.

Report: League blocks McDaniels from extra work with Bradford

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
The NFL has blocked Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels from getting extra work in with QB Sam Bradford prior to a potential work stoppage, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King.

Rams' FS situation looks wide open

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
It appears the options are numerous for the Rams at free safety in the wake of O.J. Atogwe's release after the team opted not to pay him an $8 million roster bonus.

Rams scout arrested in Indianapolis

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
Rams scout Luke Driscoll was arrested early Friday morning for urinating on a building in downtown Indianapolis, according to multiple reports.

Broncos meet with Da'Quan Bowers

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
Sources say the Broncos met with Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, who is a candidate to go with the first overall pick, and his representatives Friday night at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Spags got first choice in McDaniels, who won't ignore Jackson

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
It didn't take long for Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo to decide on his new offensive coordinator in Josh McDaniels, who won't forget about Steven Jackson and the running game.

Rams announce rise in ticket prices

Posted Feb. 20, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Coming on the heels of the team's improvement on the field last season, the Rams have announced their first increase in ticket prices since 2007.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2012
The St. Louis Rams and free agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan have agreed to terms on a contract.||||||| The 28-year-old Finnegan has played all six NFL seasons with Tennessee, the first five under Jeff Fisher. Finnegan was undergoing a physical and Fisher, the Rams' new coach, planned for a 10 a.m. CDT news conference Thursday to introduce the player. Finnegan was an All-Pro in 2008 and is known for his physical style. He got into a punching match with Texans star receiver Andre Johnson during a game in 2010 and both were fined $25,000.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011
Finnegan has apologized to his bosses, teammates, fans and even the media for bolting training camp. He also says he left because he was upset over talks for an extension, not the personal issue he mentioned defending himself on Twitter.||||||| Finnegan said Monday after practice he understands he was a distraction to his team that wasn't needed. He says he let emotions get the best of him when he wanted to meet with his wife and discuss contract talks that he hopes will allow him to retire with Tennessee. The cornerback reported back for camp before curfew Sunday night, and he talked with new coach Mike Munchak on Monday. He will be fined.
Posted Aug. 06, 2011
Finnegan missed a mandatory team meeting on Saturday. His absence was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the meeting. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not commented on Finnegan's status.||||||| Yahoo! Sports reports that Finnegan walked out of training camp Friday night, upset about his contract. He is to make $3.7 million this season, the last year of a contract extension he signed in 2008. Finnegan was a seventh-round draft pick in 2006 out of Samford. He quickly became a starting cornerback and was an All Pro in 2008.
Posted Nov. 28, 2010
Houston receiver Andre Johnson and Finnegan were involved in a fistfight that got both players ejected in the fourth quarter Sunday.||||||| Finnegan hit Johnson in the mouth at the line of scrimmage and Johnson ripped off Finnegan's helmet. Johnson threw him to the ground as his helmet came off and them punched Finnegan at least twice in the head and face. The two had been pushing and jawing earlier in the game, and Johnson has called Finnegan's antics annoying in the past.
Posted Oct. 08, 2010
The NFL has fined Finnegan $10,000 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's loss to Denver. Finnegan hit Broncos guard Chris Kuper after Kuper's helmet was off. The league warned Finnegan that similar infractions in the future can lead to increased discipline.||||||| Denver QB Kyle Orton said, "When we've got Chris Kuper with his helmet off, getting punched, it's ridiculous. If that's the type of player Cortland Finnegan wants to be, well then he's a cheap player, he's not a good player."

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