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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

Rams sign free-agent FS Atogwe

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
The Rams’ prolonged contract impasse with starting FS O.J. Atogwe came to an abrupt halt early Wednesday afternoon when the team announced it had agreed to a multiyear deal with its most accomplished defensive playmaker.

Rams make changes in personnel department

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Rams announced a number of changes in their personnel department Thursday, including the promotions of Mike Williams to vice president of player personnel and John Mancini to director of college scouting.

Torn triceps could end Setterstrom's season

Posted June 12, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Rams OG Mark Setterstrom suffered a torn triceps muscle during practice at the team's minicamp Friday, head coach Steve Spagnuolo revealed Saturday. The injury comes shortly after OLT Jason Smith was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left ...

Atogwe could remain with Rams after all

Posted June 12, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The likelihood that FS O.J. Atogwe might stick with the Rams has increased, although it remains quite possible a serious suitor could suddenly materialize in the coming days.

Report: Rams sign veteran DT Hovan

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Rams have beefed up their defensive line with the signing of 10th-year DT Chris Hovan, who was released by the Buccaneers in April.

Rams to retire Bruce's No. 80

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Rams officially announced Wednesday that they will retire No. 80, the number worn by WR Isaac Bruce, during the team’s Oct. 31 home game against the Panthers.

Bruce to retire a Ram after trade

Posted June 07, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Isaac Bruce, who spent the majority of his career in St. Louis, will retire as a Ram after being obtained in a trade with the Niners Monday afternoon.

Atogwe becomes unrestricted free agent

Posted June 02, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
FS O.J. Atogwe became an unrestricted free agent at midnight ET Tuesday after he and the Rams were unable to agree on a long-term contract and the team failed to extend a new qualifying offer, according to multiple sources.

Report: Rams trying to re-sign Atogwe before deadline

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 12:54 a.m. ET
The Rams are working to reach agreement with FS O.J. Atogwe on a long-term contract, with his restricted free-agent tender set to expire Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation has told NFL.com.

Carpenter offers athletic tools to Rams

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
We hear it’s very likely recently acquired OLB Bobby Carpenter will assume the Rams’ starting WLB job right away, despite starting only three games in four seasons with the Cowboys.

Cowboys, Rams make Barron-for-Carpenter deal official

Posted May 10, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Rams and Cowboys made official a trade that had been in the works for nearly a week, sending LB Bobby Carpenter to St. Louis and OT Alex Barron to Dallas in a swap of failed former first-round picks.

Cowboys considering Carpenter-for-Barron deal

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Jerry Jones had said that the team would explore adding depth at a few positions, including the offensive line, and now the Cowboys are discussing a trade for Rams OT Alex Barron.

Rams' contract talks with Bradford curiously slow

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
We hear that the Rams’ uncertain ownership situation, as well as the labor talks, may be delaying a contract agreement with No. 1 draft pick Sam Bradford, the new undisputed face of the franchise.

Report: Barron-Carpenter trade nearing completion

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 3:18 a.m. ET
A trade in which the Rams would send OT Alex Barron to the Cowboys for LB Bobby Carpenter is expected to be finalized Monday, according to NFL Network.

Bears trade S Payne to Rams

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
With a surplus of safeties after obtaining Chris Harris from the Panthers in a trade Tuesday, the Bears traded S Kevin Payne to the Rams late Wednesday afternoon for an undisclosed pick in the 2011 draft.

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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