The Tennessee Titans have essentially bid farewell to CB Cortland Finnegan after choosing to use their franchise tag on FS Michael Griffin. It’s seems strange that the team would decide to move on without one of their best defensive players without even extending him a reasonable offer.
They did, however, inform him that he’s no longer part of their plans.
“It is bittersweet,” Finnegan said, via Nashville Tennessean. “For six years I played in the Titans organization. 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.”
Tennessee obviously feels that they’ll be able to get by with Jason McCourty and Chris Hawkins but it would make sense for them to grab someone in the draft or possibly a low-cost option in free agency.
Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk mentioned that the Vikings, Bears, Bucs, and Cowboys could be in on Finnegan once free agency is open for business.