Jeff Fisher expects Cortland Finnegan back for offseason program
By Ryan Van Bibber
The veteran cornerback is viewed by many as a potential roster cut, but the head coach may have other ideas.
It’s long been taken as a simple matter of fact that the St. Louis Rams would part ways with veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan and his $10 million cap hit this season. Head coach Jeff Fisher has other ideas.
Speaking Friday afternoon at the NFL Scouting Combine, Fisher was asked about Finnegan’s status. He said that he expected Finnegan back for the team’s offseason program.
That comment had many doing a double take, based on conventional wisdom. Injuries kept Finnegan on the shelf most of last season, and he’s slowed down considerably since signing a five-year, $50 million contract with the Rams in 2012. Given the team’s tight cap situation, his contract looked like a no-brainer for freeing up space.