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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

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Is NFC West still 'NFC Worst'?

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush ponders 10 questions about a division that looks like it could be on an upwardly mobile path following an excellent drafting effort.

2010 draft choices by team: Rams

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the St. Louis Rams in the 2010 NFL draft.

Will Saffold replace Barron in St. Louis?

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Don't be shocked if Rodger Saffold, the Rams' first pick in the second round, replaces Alex Barron as the team's starting right tackle.

Bradford should start for Rams right away

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
The Rams would be making a big mistake if they didn't start No. 1 pick Sam Bradford from the get-go.

Rams trade Carriker to Redskins, sign RFA Ryan

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
The Rams remained busy on the DT front Tuesday, trading former first-round draft pick Adam Carriker to the Redskins and signing starting DT Clifton Ryan to a one-year tender offer.

Kroenke throws Rams a curve ball

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
Don’t expect closure on the sale of the Rams any time soon in the wake of minority owner Stan Kroenke’s very surprising decision to exercise his right of first refusal to purchase the 60 percent share of the ...

Kroenke exercises option to buy Rams

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Rams minority Stan Kroenke has decided to exercise his option to purchase the 60 percent interest in the Rams that he doesn't already own, superseding an offer made by Illinois businessman Shahid Khan in February.

New LB Diggs figures to start somewhere for Rams

Posted April 08, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
While it remains to be seen whether newly acquired Rams LB Na’il Diggs will play on the weak side or strong side, we hear the odds are strong that he will be starting at one of those positions.

Rams sign veteran LB Diggs

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
The Rams solidified their LB corps Wednesday with the official announcement that they have signed former Panthers and Packers OLB Na’il Diggs.

Q&A with Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford

Posted April 06, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford is a busy man these days, but he took a few minutes to chat with PFW about his shoulder, his favorite throw to make, the one sport he's not good at and his Draft Day wardrobe.

Rams release QB Bulger

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Not surprisingly, the Rams announced Monday afternoon that they had released longtime starting QB Marc Bulger, who had more downs than ups in his last three seasons in St. Louis.

Bradford clears way for blockbuster trade?

Posted March 30, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford's pro-day workout Monday was so stellar that it may have driven up the price for an interested suitor in the trade market. Meanwhile, Northwestern DE Corey Wootton still has questions to answer after his pro-day workout.

Merlin Olsen: football legend, remarkable human being

Posted March 28, 2010 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
Columnist Mike Beacom says that somewhere, in the long list of hats he wore, Merlin Olsen the football star almost gets lost.

Atogwe tender still puzzles Rams insiders

Posted March 28, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Rams' decision to tender O.J. Atogwe at the lowest level risks the loss of one of their few quality players, according to NFC Whispers.

Rams re-sign DE Hall

Posted March 22, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Rams announced the re-signing of veteran DE James Hall on Monday. Hall, 33, had been an unrestricted free agent.

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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