Found March 05, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
The Tennessee Titans inevitably declined to franchise tag star cornerback Cortland Finnegan on Monday. Often labeled one of the dirtiest players in the NFL, Cortland Finnegan is also hands down one of the most preeminent players at his position and looks to collect widespread interest on the open market. “It is bittersweet,” Finnegan told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “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. But I understand it is a business. My ultimate goal was to retire [with the Titans], but I can’t control that,” he added.  ”They wanted to move on, honestly. I don’t know why, and I don’t know what else a guy could do career-wise and in the community.” Photo Via Finnegan accumulated 75 tackles with one sack and interception last season and has only missed three games in six seasons with the Titans.  The 5-10, 188-pound cornerback was selected in the seve

Tennessee Titans will part ways with DB Cortland Finnegan

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...

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Titans place franchise tag on Griffin

The Tennessee Titans have tagged safety Michael Griffin as their franchise player. The Titans announced the move Monday a couple hours before the NFL deadline to use the tag. That means the Titans decided not to tag cornerback Cortland Finnegan before free agency begins March 13. The move to tag Griffin still allows the Titans to work on a long-term contract before July 16 with...

Titans issue franchise tag to S Griffin

The Tennessee Titans placed their franchise tag on safety Michael Griffin on Monday. Griffin was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13. The Titans will now attempt to work out a long-term deal with the two-time Pro Bowler, who can still sign with another team. Should that happen, Tennessee would have the right to match the contract or be awarded two No. 1...

Notebook: Finnegan, Moss, pro days and more

Titans CB Cortland Finnegan is getting closer to the free-agent market, only one week away. What’s he thinking and what will it take to sign him? Plus, Randy Moss reportedly had a strong workout for the Saints, Bountygate grows, a key pro day update and more.

Why Mario Williams could become a Tennessee Titan

Ordinarily the Tennessee Titans organization has not participated in the bidding for high profile, high dollar free agents and new General Manager Ruston Webster seems unlikely to change that corporate philosophy. Circumstances are such, though, that Titans owner Bud Adams may now enthusiastically bid for one.  While he would customarily leave personnel decisions up to his football...

Titans officially place franchise tag on Michael Griffin

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tennessee Titans have officially placed their franchise tag on safety Michael Griffin. This means cornerback Cortland Finnegan will become a free agent and likely sign elsewhere.

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Life seems a little more exciting now that former New England Patriot Randy Moss is back in the headlines. At this point, Moss is basically his own rumor mill, creating story after story, without even stepping foot onto a football field. Maybe this time is different. The most recent rumor has Moss linked to the New Orleans Saints. The once-great receiver was scheduled to work out...

Cowboys, Bears, Bucs, Vikings are the frontrunners to land Cortland Finnegan

According to Gregg Rosenthal of, the frontrunners to land cornerback Cortland Finnegan, are the Cowboys, Bears, Buccaneers, and Vikings. All four teams obviously need to help at the corner position and Finnegan will likely be the most sought after free agent corner once free agency begins on March 13th.
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