CB Cortland Finnegan did not receive the Tennessee Titans franchise tag yesterday, that went to S Michael Griffin. It now appears that the Tennessee Titans are going to part ways with the veteran defensive back. According to the Tennessean newspaper, the franchise is not going to offer Finnegan a contract prior to the start of free agency on March 13th.
Finnegan was informed by the Titans that he is not going to receive an offer from the club. “It’s bittersweet,” Finnegan told reporters yesterday. “For six years I played in the Titans organization. I am grateful and humbled that the Titans took a chance on me and the way they matured me over the years,” the cornerback continued. In his six-year career, Finnegan has recorded 473 total tackles, 14 interceptions six sacks and 68 passes defensed.
Finnegan, 28, will garner plenty of interest in the free agent market. He could reunite with his former head coach, Jeff Fisher in St. Louis. Perhaps he could reunite with another former coach, Jim Schwartz, now the head coach of the Detroit Lions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could also have a lot of interest in Finnegan with the possibility of needing to replace both cornerback positions. Veteran CB Ronde Barber might retire and CB Aqib Talib might either head to jail, while facing felony charges in Texas.
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