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Cortland Finnegan says his goodbye to St. Louis

Cortland Finnegan AP

When coach Jeff Fisher took over the Rams, bringing in Cortland Finnegan was an obvious hire, to add the kind of toughness he thought the Rams needed.

With his recent play and his salary, getting rid of him was just as obvious.

Finnegan just tweeted out what appears to be his goodbye to the Rams, saying “thank you for your letting me play for a classy franchise and coach fish nothing but love thank you all.”

Finnegan had a $3 million roster bonus coming due next week, and was going to count $10 million against the cap. That would have been fine if he hadn’t played so poorly last season.

As much as he likes Fisher and Fisher might like him, that made this one a bit of a no-brainer.

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20 Responses to “Cortland Finnegan says his goodbye to St. Louis”
  1. 80sbroncofan says: Mar 5, 2014 3:36 PM

    Played great his first season with the rams. Then in one off season he aged like 6 years. Was a lot slower in his second year and was burned by every receiver he covered.

  2. freddypatsfan says: Mar 5, 2014 3:36 PM

    Since New England wants to be cheap with Talib. Might as well get a poor mans version of him

  3. ctiggs says: Mar 5, 2014 3:40 PM

    Hey Cort, how does your jaw feel.

    - Andre Johnson

  4. rams757 says: Mar 5, 2014 3:41 PM

    Made my damn day..

    I want A. Verner from the Titans, Vontae Davis, Sam Shields, or Rodgers Cromartie.. On March11th..

  5. daviericky says: Mar 5, 2014 3:42 PM

    “As much as he likes Fisher and Fisher might like him, that made this one a bit of a Finnegan.”

    Fixed that one for you.

  6. beardinals says: Mar 5, 2014 3:42 PM

    He’s a “DB” in more than one way.

  7. thepftpoet says: Mar 5, 2014 3:42 PM

    He will join the Vikings on a veteran minimum contract at a chance to win a Super Bowl.

  8. gameon274 says: Mar 5, 2014 3:51 PM

    I thought we agreed that his name was Cortland Innegan?

  9. titansbro says: Mar 5, 2014 3:52 PM

    The Titans should try to bring him back since Verner is likely out. He & Pollard would injure many people.

  10. schmitty2 says: Mar 5, 2014 3:53 PM

    I was leery of the Rams paying him so much but he started of his first season with int’s in his first 3 games and his salary maybe was looking justifed but he was a whole different player last season before getting injured. He got repeatedly torched and committed too many stupid penalties. This move should free up enough space to re-sign Saffold or go out and get a free agent cb or safety.

  11. thewiseowloftruth says: Mar 5, 2014 3:59 PM

    Returned a Stafford interception for a TD in his first game with the Rams. Downhill from there.

  12. suckleague says: Mar 5, 2014 4:01 PM

    Jerry Jones will overpay for him.

  13. tennesseeoilers says: Mar 5, 2014 4:01 PM

    Fisher drafted the Sanford (NOT Stanford) grad nobody knew about. Fisher then made him a starter. When the Titans sent him packing, Fisher then signed him to his new team. All that say, when Fisher says he’s done … dude is DONE.

  14. brettfavresmidget says: Mar 5, 2014 4:10 PM

    Howie, this guy would not look good in Midnight Green.

  15. brooklyn40niner says: Mar 5, 2014 4:12 PM

    This dude got burned by slow-footed Anquan Boldin in the Thurs. night game.

    That’s when you know you can’t play at the NFL level anymore.

  16. unkleruckus says: Mar 5, 2014 4:15 PM

    Hellloooo Lions!

  17. 4allintensivepurposes says: Mar 5, 2014 4:22 PM

    He’s waiting for free agency to begin again.

  18. chaser44 says: Mar 5, 2014 4:30 PM

    he was always physical and a willing tackler, I wonder if he could convert to safety and be a ballhawking fs. Thoughts? I have not seen him play too much but I would think if Marlin Jackson got paid to do it this guy is atleast healthy.

  19. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 5, 2014 4:38 PM

    He gave “Beats by Dre” a whole new meaning…

  20. beavertonsteve says: Mar 5, 2014 4:47 PM

    Two other important things about this story-

    Fisher has already stated he would like to bring Finnegan back at a later date (and lower salary)

    If Finnegan signs elsewhere it will offset his 2014 Rams cap hit, which will help their situation.

    I’m guessing the Rams are clearing money for resigning Saffold and making a run at Verner.

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