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Titans, Finnegan still far apart on possible contract

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith drives for a ball against Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan during an NFL football game in Charlotte Reuters

Before last season, the Titans offered cornerback Cortland Finnegan a contract worth roughly $28 million over four years. Finnegan’s camp wanted a deal greater than Johnathan Joseph’s five-year, $48.75 million deal.

One solid season by Finnegan later, the two sides don’t appear any closer to a deal.

The Titans and Finnegan’s agent Terry Watson spoke last week, but no contract proposals were exchanged according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. The two sides will meet in person this week.

Watson is looking for a contract that makes Finnegan “one of the top paid cornerbacks in the NFL.”

If Finnegan hits the open market, we suspect that’s the type of deal he will get. Wyatt doesn’t think the Titans will use the franchise tag to pay Finnegan more than $10 million, but we still consider it a strong possibility.

Even if the Titans aren’t willing to make Finnegan one of the game’s best paid cornerbacks, it doesn’t make sense for them to let one of their best players walk away.

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18 Responses to “Titans, Finnegan still far apart on possible contract”
  1. vegaskid21 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:23 PM

    Mr. Finnegan, the Bucs are on line 2

  2. nupsique705 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:27 PM

    Pay the man!!! If not he will fit great in Baltimore.

  3. 1andonlykingp says: Feb 20, 2012 1:28 PM

    Finnegan is an overrated ballhawk, and does not deserve even half the money that Jonathan Joseph got.

  4. sj39 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:32 PM

    See you in St. Louis.

  5. nupsique705 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:32 PM

    Despite a pretty average year from our db’s, he would fit nice in the Baltimore with his in your face type of play

  6. rascalmanny says: Feb 20, 2012 1:41 PM

    Finnegan was voted to be a leader for the team but I saw very little leadership on the Titans bad defense this last season.

    And I believe the last time Finnegan got a new contract, that next season he didn’t play so well.

    I’d like to keep him but I wouldn’t pay him as much as he wants. Not at the expense of the rest of our defense which needs lots of help.

  7. ppc50 says: Feb 20, 2012 1:44 PM

    Dallas needs him badly and I think they would offer more than the Titans. He is good, though a bit undersized.

  8. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 20, 2012 1:49 PM

    There once was a corner named Finnegan
    Who kept getting beat again and again.
    He had a good season
    And that is the reason
    He’ll sign with a team where he’ll win again.

  9. lionshawk says: Feb 20, 2012 1:49 PM

    Best place for him outside of Tennessee is Detroit. Too many Corners leave their current defense and end up playing in another and never live up the contracts they sign because the defensive philosophy is different. At least if he signed with Detroit it would be a familiar system.

  10. cowboyhater says: Feb 20, 2012 1:53 PM

    Do a swap for Laron Landry.

  11. whylionswhy says: Feb 20, 2012 1:54 PM

    I’d like to see him wearing Silver and Honolulu Blue on his chinegan next year!

  12. bluerauchmann says: Feb 20, 2012 1:57 PM

    I’d like to post a poem written 3 years ago by a man known only as Run2Daylight, pining for our Cleveland Browns to acquire legendary hothead and Titans CB Cortland Finnegan:

    Will the Brownies ever win-again?
    Should we hire Scotty Linnehan?
    Seems our only chance
    To get to the dance
    Is to trade for Cortland Finnegan.

    Natow4Now.

  13. patsfan3 says: Feb 20, 2012 2:19 PM

    As long as he doesn’t become a Jet then I’ll be happy

  14. osage44 says: Feb 20, 2012 2:21 PM

    Finnegan is a very good CB and has a fiery demeanor. I like him, and would hate to see him end up in a dump like Detroit. He deserves better.

  15. cannonballdookie says: Feb 20, 2012 2:31 PM

    He’s actually a pretty good fit for Detroit who needs a CB badly but they are nearly capped out at the moment. Still, you’d think they have to be careful about bringing in another guy with anger and character issues with the whole Suh thing and the fact that they are always in the center of trouble.

  16. dexterismyhero says: Feb 20, 2012 2:40 PM

    Andre Johnson is flabbergasted……….

  17. quittsburghstoolers says: Feb 20, 2012 4:16 PM

    Tennessee will offer him what THEY want him to have.

    But someone else will offer more and he’ll leave.

    That’s how the Titans handle most of their bigger named guys.

    If Finny wants to stay, he needs to accept what they offer…

  18. gameproper says: Feb 20, 2012 4:28 PM

    surprised no one brought up his arse whooping by Andre johnson

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