Grading the cornerback position for the Carolina Panthers

There is no doubt the Carolina Panthers need another cornerback. They lost two good ones in Charles Tillman and Cortland Finnegan to free agency this year. Neither player has signed with another team yet, so there is still a chance they could return. The three cornerbacks on this list would be the starters on defense in 2016. Josh Norman played great for the full 2015 season, Bene...
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Three burning questions surrounding the Panthers

The Carolina Panthers are the team everyone is kibitzing about, and the world is looking for them to repeat the magical season they just had. While we know that it is an arduous task to do what they did, here are three burning questions the Panthers organization needs to answer in order to set their team in the right direction. 1) Which position do they need to fill? This is a...
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers' Finnegan on Rams' move: 'I knew it was coming 2-3 years ago'

Veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan already had his surprise quota filled for the season when he was signed off the street by the Carolina Panthers on the final day of November.In the days leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, Finnegan mentioned it was hardly a secret that one of his former teams - the Rams - had been planning all along to relocate...
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February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos offers us a ton of star power on both sides of the ball.Can Cam Newton bring a new era of quarterback to the highest level of success football has to offer, or will Peyton Manning show that there's some fight in this old dog?More than that, individual matchups within the larger game will help dictate who is hoisting the...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Free agent moves shaped Denver and Carolina in very different ways

NFL seasons are not won or lost during the league’s major free agency period, but it does do much to shape what teams’ rosters and depth charts will look like when a season begins. It’s also a tense time, with key players often moving elsewhere for more money and better opportunity; coaches and front-office staffs must bet wisely on who stays, who goes and who gets signed from...
Via The Comeback
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 50: Key stats and notes for Broncos vs. Panthers

In 14 days, the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Here’s what you need to know. Legacy redemption vs. legacy ignition For the Broncos, 39-year-old Peyton Manning will become the oldest quarterback to start a Super Bowl and the sixth quarterback ever to start four Super Bowls. But he’s won just a single championship since coming into the league...
Via This Given Sunday
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carolina Panthers DB Cortland Finnegan Picks Off Russell Wilson And He Can't Believe It

Cortland Finnegan will forever be remembered for his epic fight with then-Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, but for at least today folks in Charlotte will think of him not as that guy, but as a guy who set their offense up with a scoring opportunity with an interception off of Russell Wilson.Finnnegan had retired before the season, but decided to come back during the season...
Via FatManWriting
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Does the Panthers’ banged-up secondary make them vulnerable?

The Carolina Panthers have been known for the past few years for the outstanding defense. This year, Cam Newton elevated the offense to new heights, and that left the defense to be brushed under the rug by many. They have not fallen off at all. If anything, the full blossoming of Josh Norman made the defense better than it had been previously. Though, there are concerns with the...
Via This Given Sunday
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Biggest hurdle to Super Bowl for every team in NFC playoffs

With the NFC playoff field set, here is a look at the biggest hurdle for all six teams on the road to the Super Bowl: 1. Carolina Panthers: Secondary Depth The Panthers are beat up in the secondary, with Charles Tillman dealing with a partially torn ACL and Bene Benwikere out for the season with a broken leg. Carolina signed veteran Cortland Finnegan, but can he hold up against...
Via The Sports Daily
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan rips Odell Beckham with 'female' line

The Carolina Panthers defensive backs had a lot of words for Odell Beckham Jr. after beating the New York Giants 38-35 on Sunday. Early in the game, Beckham hit Panthers cornerback Cortland Finnegan with an open-handed punch: Beckham also got into it with Josh Norman, hitting him with a punch, cheap shot, and then doing a disrespectful step-over on him (video here). After the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Carolina Panthers vulnerable through the air?

This week, it was confirmed that the Carolina Panthers will have to make do indefinitely without two of their top three cornerbacks. Top cover guy Josh Norman is a likely first-team All-Pro and an absolute star, but Norman can’t cover two or three receivers at once and you have to wonder if opposing offenses might consider stacking their pass-catchers in order to take advantage...
Via This Given Sunday
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers added another weapon to their defense

The Carolina Panthers another weapon to their already potent defense in veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan. He had basically been retired since March of this year. He last played for the Miami Dolphins in 2014 and was released on March 2, 2015. Finnegan since coming into the league 2006 as a 7th round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans he has always played with a very physical...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers add veteran CB Finnegan to the mix on defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers say they have signed veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan and released long snapper Danny Aiken. The 31-year-old Finnegan spent his first six seasons with the Tennessee Titans and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2008. He spent two seasons playing for the St. Louis Rams before joining the Miami Dolphins in 2014. Finnegan has started 111 games...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers sign Cortland Finnegan, who was 'giddy' to return to action

While the Carolina Panthers have been playing without Charles Tillman over the past two games due to an a hyperextended knee, it has led to the team making an addition in free agency.As David Newton of ESPN reports, that move was to get Cortland Finnegan to come out of retirement and join the Panthers. When speaking with Finnegan, he sounded like a man who was ecstatic to be back...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Sign CB Cortland Finnegan

View image | There is only one NFL team that remains undefeated and the Carolina Panthers are seemingly still not content with the state of their team and the pieces currently comprising their roster. Today they signed Cortland Finnegan to their roster to occupy playing time in the secondary.  The secondary has played well this year under the leadership of Josh...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign Veteran CB Cortland Finnegan

The Carolina Panthers announced that they’ve signed veteran CB Cortland Finnegan to a contract on Monday. Finnegan worked out for Carolina just a few days ago along with Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain, so he was clearly on their radar. Finnegan, 31, is a former seventh round pick of the Titans back in 2006. He spent the first four years of his career with Tennessee before...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Worked Out Veteran CB Cortland Finnegan

Bill Voth of the Black and Blue Review reports that the Panthers worked out veteran CB Cortland Finnegan on Friday. The Patriots brought Finnegan in for a workout back in October, but didn’t offer him a contract. Finnegan, 31, is a former seventh round pick of the Titans back in 2006. He spent the first four years of his career with Tennessee before joining the Rams in 2012...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Work Out Veteran Cornerback Cortland Finnegan

The New England Patriots’ search for another veteran cornerback reportedly continued Wednesday. The Patriots brought Cortland Finnegan to Foxboro for a workout, a source told NFL Media’s Rand Getlin. Finnegan, who announced his retirement in March, left without a contract. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound cornerback was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Tennessee...
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Worked Out Veteran CB Cortland Finnegan

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the Patriots worked out veteran CB Cortland Finnegan on Wednesday. Getlin adds that while the Patriots did not sign him to a contract, Finnegan will be worth monitoring in the coming weeks. This is the first reported interest in Finnegan since he decided to unretire and pursue another opportunity in the NFL. Finnegan, 31, is a former seventh...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Dallas Cowboys Kick The Tires On Cortland Finnegan?

Cortland Finnegan is known more for the epic fight that he and Andre Johnson had during a game many years ago rather than for how he played the game. He was not a bad defensive back during his time in the league and was rather young when he retired earlier this year (now 31).Well--it appears that he wants to come back. “@thesportsfights: Cortland Finnegan vs Andre Johnson Fight
Via FatManWriting
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor will have to fight for a starting job

Last season, the Miami Dolphins brought in now-retired cornerback Cortland Finnegan to play alongside Pro Bowl corner Brent Grimes. A former Pro Bowler and star corner himself, Finnegan played well enough to beat out the Dolphins' 2013 second-round draft pick Jamar Taylor for the starting job, but an injury sidelined him near the tail end of the season and he never regained his form...
Via PhinManiacs
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowman signing adds intrigue to Dolphins secondary

With Cortland Finnegan a recent release and subsequent retiree from the Miami Dolphins, the thought going into the preseason was that youngsters Jamar Taylor and Will Davis would be battling for that... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan Goes Out Like a Chump Talking Trash About Andre Johnson

The last couple days have seena  flurry of activity in the NFL. We have seen lots of players moving on to new teams, more players getting cut and looking for new teams, and a number of retirements as well. Some retirements--like Cortland Finnegan's--were expected while some others--like Jake Locker's--not so much.Most players try to go out with as much class as possible if they...
Via FatManWriting
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan Retires From NFL, Takes Final Shot At Andre Johnson

Cortland Finnegan became the fourth big-name NFL player in two days to announce his retirement. But the outspoken cornerback didn’t exactly go quietly. Finnegan had a productive 9-year career but perhaps is best known for his 2010 on-field melee with then-Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. So when the 31-year-old Finnegan took to Instagram to...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan announces retirement, mocks his rivals

By Rachel Wold Miami Dolphins’ cornerback Cortland Finnegan announced his retirement after eight seasons in the NFL. The announcement didn’t come without Finnegan taking a parting shot at former Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. This likely stems from an incident between Johnson and Finnegan back in 2010. In his retirement statement, Finnegan claimed that Johnson...
Via Sportsnaut
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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