Cortland Finnegan to Panthers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

November 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pro Bowl defensive back Cortland Finnegan retired in March, but he promptly decided in August, as training camps were wrapping up, that he wanted to make an NFL comeback. 
The undefeated Carolina Panthers have given him the opportunity to continue playing, signing the 31-year-old veteran to an undisclosed contract on Monday. The Panthers announced Finnegan will replace long snapper Danny Aiken, who was released on Nov. 27. As Max Henson of Panthers.com noted, Finnegan "adds depth to a secondary that has been without starting cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) for the past two games."
Defined by a unique, competitive tenacity that has made him a tough press-coverage corner, Finnegan will have to rely on stellar technique, instincts and extensive experience to be a prominent contributor. 
Finnegan started 12 games in 2014 for the Miami Dolphins but showed signs of a steep decline in performance. He previously shined for the Tennessee Titans as a fir...

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