The Cortland Finnegan experiment with the St. Louis Rams is over after he became the NFL’s most recent cap casualty.
Now 30-years-old, Finnegan was set to cost the Rams $10 million dollars on their cap figure, a number they obviously couldn’t afford (nor would they want to).
Finnegan apparently didn’t want to restructure his deal enough (or the Rams weren’t interested in keeping him) which lead to his release.
Finnegan announced the news on Twitter himself, thanking the city and organization.
There was a time when Finnegan was one of the better cornerback’s in the league (mostly during his tenure with the Tennessee Titans) though he’s lost a step and is more known for his irritating antics than ability at this point.
It puts an end to Finnegan’s five-year, $50 million dollar contract that he signed with St. Louis in 2012 and clears around $4 million in cap space for the Rams.