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Cortland Finnegan doesn't expect to return to the Tennessee Titans, the cornerback told the Tennessean newspaper.
Finnegan told the paper that he was informed by the team that he wouldn't receive an offer before free agency begins March 13.
"It's bittersweet," Finnegan told the paper. "For six years I played in the Titans organization. I'm grateful and humbled that the Titans took a chance on me and the way they matured me over the years.
"But they wanted to move on. ... I don't know why, and I don't know what else a guy could do career-wise and in the community. But that's part of the business, and you have to move on. I'll have great memories of my time with the Titans. It just didn't work out."
The team didn't use their franchise tag on Finnegan, instead putting it on safety Michael Griffin. The paper reported that Finnegan's agent, Terry Watson, is seeking a contract similar to the five-year, 48.5 million deal Johnathan Joseph signed with the Houston Texans last offseason.
Finnegan, 28, has 14 career interceptions. He was a seventh-round pick out of Samford in 2006 and became a starter in 2007
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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.