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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

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Rams place Hovan on I.R.

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
With a need to have players practicing and competing for jobs in training camp, the Rams have placed DT Chris Hovan on injured reserve with a back injury, head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Friday.

Report: Bradford signs richest rookie deal

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford is the richest rookie in NFL history. The No. 1 overall draft choice has agreed to a six-year, $78 million contract that has a maximum value of $86 million with incentives, a league source has told ...

Rams toying with switching around OTs

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Rams’ offensive line has picked right up where it left off early in the offseason as a particularly hot topic, with the news that OTs Jason Smith and Rodger Saffold could be trading places.

Rams sign rookies Saffold, Onobun

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Rams signed two more rookies Wednesday afternoon — second-round OT Rodger Saffold and sixth-round TE Fendi Onobun. Terms of their contracts were undisclosed.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
In the final installment of our training-camp reports, we look at NFC West teams, including the Seahawks, who'll use Aaron Curry as a stand-up end.

Report: Rams rookie CB Murphy arrested

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Rams rookie CB Jerome Murphy was arrested in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday and charged with a misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Patriots restocked roster after Super Bowl wins

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
We look at how defending Super Bowl champions drafted from 2000-09. Some teams — such as the 2005 Patriots, who drafted OG Logan Mankins — fared well, while others struggled.

Rams tackle DT woes with seasoned vets

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
After opting not to select either Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy in the first round of this year's draft, the Rams are banking on experienced veterans Fred Robbins and Chris Hovan to fortify the DT position.

Fantasy position battles: QBs

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger suspended, PFW's Michael Blunda says the Steelers' QB battle between Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon is one to watch this preseason.

Rams' backup RB situation remains worrisome

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
One of the Rams' biggest concerns is the lack of a decent complementary running back behind workhorse Steven Jackson, who is coming off back surgery.

Rams sign two more draft picks

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
WR Mardy Gilyard, whom St. Louis selected in the fourth round with the 99th overall pick, has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $2.34 million contract, and the Rams also have come to terms with fifth-round pick DE Hall Davis.

Rams sign third-round CB Murphy

Posted June 26, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Rams made third-round CB Jerome Murphy the highest-drafted rookie to sign a contract up to now, reportedly signing him to a four-year deal worth $2.7 million, including a $937,739 signing bonus.

Report: Rams sign rookies Selvie, Hull

Posted June 26, 2010 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Rams are working from the bottom up in terms of nailing down deals with their 2010 draft crop, reportedly signing two of their three seventh-round picks — DE George Selvie and ILB Josh Hull.

Atogwe maintains he never wanted to leave Rams

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
To hear O.J. Atogwe tell it, there was never any doubt in his mind about wanting to remain a fixture at free safety in the Rams’ secondary for the long haul.

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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