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Cortland Finnegan
Cortland Finnegan

Date of birth
Feb 02, 1984
College
Samford
Height
5-10
Weight
190 Lbs

Bio

Cortland Finnegan is entering his first season with the Miami Dolphins after spending the previous two years with the St. Louis Rams, preceded by a six-year stint with the Tennessee Titans. Finnegan, a big, physical cornerback, is known as much for his brash demeanor as he is for his cover skills. He has racked up 18 interceptions and 78 passes defended in his eight-year NFL career.

Early Years & College

Finnegan was born in Fayetteville, N.C., on Feb. 2, 1984. He attended Milton High where he played safety and running back. Finnegan was named first-team All-State, All-Northwest Florida and 3A District Player of the Year as a senior. He amassed 115 tackles and five interceptions in 2001, while starring on the school’s basketball squad. After graduating, Finnegan went to Samford University where he started at safety, registering 338 tackles and nine interceptions in his four-year college career.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans selected Finnegan in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL draft (215th overall). Finnegan flashed signs of promise in his rookie campaign, highlighted by a 92-yard fumble return for a touchdown. In 2007, he started all 16 games and finished with one interception and 95 combined tackles. Finnegan’s breakout season was 2008, when he led the Titans with 20 passes defended and tied for sixth in the NFL with five interceptions, while being named a Pro Bowl starter and notching first-team All-Pro honors. Finnegan is also known for a few ugly on-the-field incidents, including a vicious fist-fight with the Texans’ Andre Johnson in 2010.

St. Louis Rams

Finnegan followed his former head coach in Tennessee, Jeff Fisher, and signed a five-year, $50 million deal with St. Louis. Finnegan, despite a 101-tackle season in 2012, never quite lived up to the hype and the Rams let him walk in March 2014. In two injury-plagued seasons, he registered 128 tackles and four interceptions.

Miami Dolphins

Finnegan is being counted on to provide veteran leadership and a dose of attitude in the defensive secondary for the 2014 Dolphins. He has been working as the team’s first-team cornerback in spring practices and in the early days of training camp. 

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-28-2014 @ New York Jets New York Jets 24-37 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 37-35 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ New England Patriots New England Patriots 41-13 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 13-28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-1-2014 @ New York Jets New York Jets 13-16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

Finnegan Brings More Than Talent To Miami's Secondary

Finnegan Brings More Than Talent To Miami's Secondary

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Over the past few weeks, the Miami Dolphins have made a lot of signings via free agency to help improve their roster. At first, they went after a couple offensive linemen to help protect quarterback Ryan Tannehill... Read more

Rams CB Cortland Finnegan Placed On IR

Rams CB Cortland Finnegan Placed On IR

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The St. Louis Rams have placed CB Cortland Finnegan on injured reserve (IR) with what is being called an eye injury. Finnegan was healthy during their bye, but he showed up on the injury report this week... Read more

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