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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

Rookie QB Lindley gets start for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that rookie Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 12 vs. the Rams.

Rams activate C Wells, waive FB Miller

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Rams activated C Scott Wells from the short-term injured-reserve list on Tuesday and waived FB Brit Miller.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams, Cardinals continue to roll downhill

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
While the Seahawks rested on their bye week, there was no rest for the weary Rams and Cardinals following losses to the Jets and Falcons.

Jets snap losing skid, rout Rams

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Bilal Powell ran for the first two touchdowns of his career, helping the Jets end a three-game losing streak with a 27-13 victory over the Rams.

Rookie CB Jenkins remains a work in progress for Rams

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Despite his one-game suspension, we hear the pluses still outweigh the minuses for Rams rookie CB Janoris Jenkins.

Scout's Notebook: Rams DLE Chris Long

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of Rams DLE Chris Long.

NFC West spin cycle: Unlikely tie tightens up division

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
While the Rams and Niners fought to a 24-24 deadlock in San Francisco, the Seahawks kept the heat on with a 28-7 pasting of the Jets.

49ers, Rams play to 24-24 tie

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 10:42 p.m. ET
San Francisco and St. Louis played the NFL's first tie game in four years as both teams missed overtime field goals in Sunday's 24-24 outcome.

Rams rookie WRs a real study in contrast

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
While Rams rookie WR Chris Givens has quickly become a big-play force, it's been a much different story for fellow rookie Brian Quick.

Key matchup: Rams DEs Chris Long and Robert Quinn vs. OTs Anthony Davis and Joe Staley

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Rams' defensive ends vs. the Niners' offensive tackles in the Rams-Niners showdown this Sunday in San Francisco.

NFC West Spin cycle: Cards, Seahawks going in opposite directions

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
In a week in which two NFC West teams were on bye, the Seahawks moved above the .500 mark and the Cardinals continued to flounder.

Rams makeshift O-line unsettled at left guard

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
A Rams offensive line, coached by Paul Boudreau, that has held up surprisingly well despite key injuries remains unsettled at left guard.

Thursday's 60-second rant: NFC West defenses bending and breaking bad

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the sudden vulnerability of the defenses in St. Louis, Seattle and Arizona.

NFC West Spin cycle: 49ers head into bye sitting pretty

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
Both the Rams and the Seahawks had Sundays they'd like to forget after losses to the Patriots and Lions, respectively.

Patriots rout Rams in London

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led touchdown drives on the Patriots' first five possessions Sunday and New England ran over the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in London.

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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