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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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101 1 3

Thursday's 60-second rant: Cardinals-Rams game could be something special

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush couldn’t be looking more forward to Thursday night’s Cardinals-Rams skirmish on a national stage.

Key matchup: Cardinals secondary vs. Rams receivers

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Today’s Key matchup focuses on the Cardinals' secondary vs. the Rams' receivers in this week’s Thursday-night game in St. Louis.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Zuerlein kicks Rams past Seahawks

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals, including a 58-yarder and a club record 60-yarder, to help the Rams to a 19-13 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Rams rookie kickers earning rave reviews

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
It appears Jeff Fisher's gamble that a pair of rookies could handle the Rams' starting PK and punting jobs is paying off so far.

Rams claim OT Barksdale

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Rams claimed OT Joe Barksdale off waivers from the Raiders and released OT Ty Nsekhe.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state for the NFC West.

Bears sack Bradford six times, top Rams 23-6

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Bears beat the Rams 23-6 on Sunday.

Amendola loves fighting the good fight for Rams

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 10:20 p.m. ET
WR Danny Amendola is a big fan of the Rams' hard-edged underdog mentality courtesy of new head coach Jeff Fisher.

Rams activate WR Pettis, place OG Watkins on I.R.

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Rams brought WR Austin Pettis back to the 53-man roster on Tuesday and placed OG Rokevious Watkins on injured reserve.

Rams OLT Saffold has MCL sprain

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Rams OLT Rodger Saffold suffered a third-degree MCL sprain and other damage to the knee, head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters Monday. 

NFC West spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Amendola's big day helps Rams past Redskins

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns in rallying the Rams to a 31-28 win over Robert Griffin III and the Redskins on Sunday.

Insider: Fisher cleaning up Rams' mess

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says that Jeff Fisher deserves kudos for quickly changing over a roster that was lacking NFL-caliber talent.

NFL Links: Should Rams have drafted RG3?

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford over RG3 was the right choice, the Green Bay defense makes a statement and the Giants lose a treasured mustache.

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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