NFL Free Agency rumors: Rams could release Cortland Finnegan

Nov 10, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) reacts to a penalty flag being thrown during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Rams appear to be a team on the verge of breaking through as a playoff contender next season, but they could be making some moves over the next few weeks to free up cap space and shake up their roster.

One player who is considered a candidate to be released is cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who was a big free agent acquisition just a couple of years ago.

By cutting Finnegan, the Rams would save $4 million in cap space.

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner also believes that center Scott Wells and right guard Harvey Dahl could also be released in the offseason. By releasing Finnegan, Wells and Dahl, the Rams would clear $13-15 million.

The team could make up for the loss of Finnegan in the defensive backfield with their promising young stars, but releasing Wells and Dahl would make the entire Rams starting offensive line a big question mark heading into next season. It will be interesting to see how things play out in St. Louis throughout the next month.

Topics: Cortland Finnegan, St. Louis Rams

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  • Gary Stewart

    i like the way boudreau coaches up o linemen for that reason my idea is cut all 3 move barrett to center barksdale and long at the tackles draft a couple road grading guards in the 2nd and 3 rd round area trade down out of #2 adding picks get dix and a couple cbs with those extra picks and get an olb to replace jo lonn and lets rock GO RAMS!!

    • Gary Stewart

      i didn’t mention a wr because i just cant figure out what we need to do there if we get extra picks we should be able to get a #1 but that may require taking evans at 13 and im not sure im ready to give up dix for the defense but whatever snead and fish do im on board although i was hoping vandy would hire shotty!!

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