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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

Size doesn't matter for Rams' Amendola

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Little did the Rams know in September 2009 when they signed Danny Amendola off the Eagles’ practice squad just how big a part of the team’s offense the feisty little receiver would become.

49ers rally with OT win over Rams

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Joe Nedney kicked a 29-yard field goal with 9:38 left in overtime, and Troy Smith passed for 356 yards while leading the 49ers' late rally for a 23-20 victory over the Rams on Sunday.

Top two picks truly among best rookies

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh and Rams QB Sam Bradford, who went second and first, respectively, in the April draft, are ranked in NFList among the top three rookies at midseason.

Kehl moves up ladder in Rams' defense

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
Bryan Kehl is the latest member of what team insiders refer to as the Rams’ “New York Mafia” to make his presence felt in the team’s greatly improved defense.

Rams OT Smith cleared to play Sunday

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Rams OT Jason Smith has been cleared to play in Sunday's game vs. the 49ers after missing Week Eight because of a concussion.

NFC West midseason reports

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
With three consecutive 100-yard rushing games, RB Steven Jackson has been the Rams' top offensive weapon by far. Read our midseason reports on NFC West teams.

Rams DT Gibson deserves more credit

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 1:43 a.m. ET
St. Louis DRT Gary Gibson doesn't have any eye-catching stats, but he's consistently disruptive, according to one Rams insider in this week's NFC West Whispers.

Rams' Bradford living up to top billing

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
With the first half of his rookie season in the books, the read on Rams QB Sam Bradford couldn’t be more positive, especially in terms of his intangibles.

Q&A with Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB Eric Dickerson recently took the time to chat with PFW about everything from today's NFL to his glory days with the Los Angeles Rams. Dickerson saw his Rams all-time rushing record fall when RB Steven ...

Would WR-starved Rams even consider Moss?

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
With rookie QB Sam Bradford growing into a future star before their eyes, the Rams suddenly have turned into a bona fide playoff contender. Now just imagine if the suddenly available Randy Moss was added to Bradford’s rag-tag WR ...

Bradford throws 2 TD passes in Rams win

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Rams' defense forced four turnovers, and rookie Sam Bradford continued his solid play in a 20-10 win over the Panthers.

Rams WR Alexander out 2-4 weeks

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Rams WR Danario Alexander suffered a left knee injury in Friday's practice and will miss 2-4 weeks.

Blackout averted for Rams-Panthers game

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Rams have beaten the NFL's extended Friday deadline of noon CT to sell out Sunday's game against the Panthers, successfully avoiding a blackout on local television.

Rams' offensive tackles holding their own

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Team insiders tell us the Rams are happy with the job being turned in by OTs Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith on the left and right sides, respectively, so far this season.

Rams try to beat blackout deadline again

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
According to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams must sell 800 tickets by the noon CT deadline imposed by the NFL to avoid TV blackout for the local market.

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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