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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

Agency rejects Rams' proposal to upgrade stadium

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The agency that operates the Edward Jones Dome has rejected an improvement plan proposed by the St. Louis Rams.

Former equipment manager sues Rams

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
Longtime Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt is suing the team, alleging he was fired last year due to age discrimination.

Free-agent OLBs Dunbar, Haggan will likely start for Rams

Posted May 26, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Following in the footsteps of fellow free-agent addition Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Mario Haggan is a strong candidate for the starting SLB job.

NFC West players in the crosshairs

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC West team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Seahawks WR Sidney Rice.

Rams' Fisher not pleased with missing rookies

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is not happy that three of his draft choices can't attend the team's OTAs because of a scheduling conflict with an NFLPA event.

Rams add LB Haggan, OT Richardson

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Rams signed veteran free agents LB Mario Haggan and OT Barry Richardson, the team announced Tuesday.

Part of Rams' dome improvement plan revealed

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
Missouri attorney general Chris Koster released details to improve the Rams’ stadium, which would include a roof panel to allow more natural light.

Rams get a kick out of rookies Zuerlein, Hekker

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Figuring their special teams can't be any worse than they were last season, it appears the Rams are more than willing to go with rookies at both placekicker and punter.

OG Bell decides to retire

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
OG Jacob Bell is retiring after eight seasons in the NFL, one month after signing with the Bengals, saying he wants to leave on his own terms before his long-term health is affected.

Missouri AG says he will release dome proposal

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
The Missouri attorney general will release details on how the Rams want to renovate the Edward Jones Dome despite the team's desire to keep the plan secret.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Former NFL team executive Beam dies

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Former Rams and Buccaneers executive Dick Beam has passed away. He was 75.

Jets sign PK Brown

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
The Jets have agreed to terms with PK Josh Brown, according to multiple reports.

Rams submit plan to upgrade dome

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
The Rams have submitted plans to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome, a key step to making sure the team doesn't leave town.

Rams cut PK Brown

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Rams released PK Josh Brown, according to PFW correspondent and St. Louis Post Dispatch writer Jim Thomas.

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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