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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

Catchy NFC West position battles

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
There are other position battles going on in the NFC West besides the QB challenges in Seattle and Arizona — most notably at wide receiver.

Rams not tipping hand on D-coordinator game plan

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Rams hardly have been up front on the details of their defensive coordinator-by-committee game plan in the absence of Gregg Williams.

Rams sign DE Gholston

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
The Rams signed free-agent DE Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick of the 2008 draft, on Wednesday.

Colts acquire CB Gordy from Rams

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Colts acquired CB Josh Gordy from the Rams for an undisclosed draft pick in 2014.

Jaguars commit to London games 2013-16

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Jaguars’ multi-year commitment to play games in London from 2013-16.

Report: Jaguars to play multiple games in London

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Jaguars will replace the Rams as the NFL team that will play multiple games in London.

Rams will not play in 2013-14 London games

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
The Rams announced Monday that they will not play home games in London in 2013 or 2014, canceling plans to play home games there beyond the 2012 season.

Offensive tackle looking like potential weak link for Rams

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
With Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith struggling to hold their own against the Rams' starting DEs in training camp, offensive tackle is a major concern.

Rams sign Long to new four-year deal

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Rams reportedly have signed former first-round draft pick Chris Long to a "huge" new four-year deal Sunday. 

Rams sign rookies Jenkins, Johnson

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
The Rams signed rookie CBs Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson to rookie contracts, rounding out their draft class.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly previews what to expect from the Cardinals, Rams, 49ers and Seahawks in training camp.

Rams have quite the crowd at tight end

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
With nine players challenging for four likely roster spots, there won’t be a more competitive position in the Rams’ training camp than tight end.

Report: Rams DE Quinn arrested for DWI

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Rams DE Robert Quinn was arrested on July 10 for DWI, according to KSDK in St. Louis.

Rookies bolster Rams' CB situation

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
With rookies Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson both making strong early impressions, the Rams appear to look greatly improved at cornerback.

Ranking the last-place teams heading into 2012

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
It’s always hard to imagine last-place teams turning things around quickly, but it happens nearly every season in the NFL. Here's who could do it in 2012.

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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