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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

Tack FF Int
101 1 3

Report: Shurmur to interview with Browns

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Browns will reportedly interview Pat Shurmur for their vacant head coaching position.

Seahawks-Rams garners record ratings for Week 17 game

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The final "Sunday Night Football" game of the season earned the best overnight rating since 2002 for the NFL's season-ending game.

Seahawks top Rams, win NFC West

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 12:04 a.m. ET
Laugh all you want, the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks are going to the playoffs as champions of the NFC West.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Forgotten: Harold Jackson

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
When he walked away from the NFL in 1983, Harold Jackson was one of two wide receivers in history with 10,000 or more yards. Mike Beacom examines why, almost 30 years later, all of Jackson's accomplishments have been ...

Fells quietly makes presence felt for Rams

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Rams could be facing an interesting decision on versatile TE Daniel Fells, a potential free agent who has become a very reliable receiving weapon this season.

Whitehurst to start for Seattle in Week 17

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Charlie Whitehurst has started only once in his five-year NFL career. Start No. 2 will come in one of the most important games of the entire 2010 season.

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Rams eliminate 49ers from playoff contention

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford set an NFL record for completions in a rookie season and his first touchdown pass in four games gave the Rams breathing room in a 25-17 victory over the 49ers on Sunday.

Rams' interior offensive linemen struggling

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 2:31 a.m. ET
Although St. Louis' offensive guards have been the subjects of considerable criticism, we hear that highly paid C Jason Brown has been a weak link, too. Read about this and more in NFC West Whispers.

More high-powered weapons for Bradford top Rams' wish list

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The consensus among team insiders is that, while the Rams appear to have more than a few major needs on both sides of the ball, a few more high-powered playmakers would be difficult to pass up high in the next ...

49ers pick Troy Smith to start vs. Rams

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers are in must-win mode with two weeks to play and the team has announced Troy Smith will be their starting quarterback for at least the first of those games, this coming Sunday against the Rams.

Rams in dire need of rebound against Niners

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
If the Rams continue to perform like they did in their 27-13 loss to the Chiefs in Week 15, they are going to have a very tough time making the playoffs.

Cassel return to help Chiefs top Rams

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel went the distance only 11 days after an emergency appendectomy, leading the way in a 27-13 victory over the suddenly sagging St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Cassel active, but still may be backup

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is active for the team's game Sunday vs. St. Louis, but it is unknown if he or Brodie Croyle will start.

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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