Terry McCormick reports that Cortland Finnegan’s agent, Terry Watson, mentioned that the Titans have yet to make a contract offer to the soon-to-be free agent cornerback.
“I can’t negotiate with myself,” said agent Terry Watson. “The Titans are going to have to put some numbers in a counter proposal.”
This is sort of suspicious considering that the Titans do have some cap space available but it could be an indication that they have already decided that Finnegan will not be back with the team next season. Either way, he should get a decent pay check in 2012.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean reveals that the Titans have made little headway in their discussions with free-agent-to-be CB Cortland Finnegan. Terry Watson, Finnegan’s agent, didn’t mention specific dollar amounts, but expects Finnegan to become “one of the top paid cornerbacks in the NFL”. Reportedly, Finnegan expects to sign for more than Johnathan Joseph, who signed for more than $48M over five-years with the Texans last year. This type of money is probably not coming from the Titans, who are also expected not to use their franchise tag on Finnegan.
Finnegan will be one of many players who is impacted by the signing of CB Stanford Routt by the Kansas City Chiefs. That particular move all but entails that Brandon Carr will hit the market, who will join Finnegan and possibly CB Brent Grimes. If any of these top corners hit the market on their own, they would be a clear top option, but if they hit together, their market value could certainly take a hit.
Either way, the Titans and Watson will talk again at the upcoming combine.