Finnegan signed with the Panthers on Monday. Finnegan joins Carolina after previously announcing his retirement in March of this season. However, with fellow veteran Charles Tillman currently dealing with a knee injury, the Panthers' secondary could use another experienced cornerback. Now 31 years old, Finnegan totaled 44 tackles and nine passes defended in 12 games for the Dolphins last season.
Cornerback Cortland Finnegan became the latest NFL player to retire, announcing his decision on Instagram. The 31-year-old was recently released by the Dolphins but could have easily latched on to another team. "Spent nine years doing something I loved and it has paid off in so many ways," Finnegan wrote. "Time to move on and enjoy new people, new places and new ideas." Finnegan retires with 645 career tackles, 18 interceptions, seven sacks, five forced fumbles and four touchdowns. He spent his first six seasons with the Titans, then two with the Rams before landing in Miami. He was a first-team All-Pro in 2008 with Tennessee.
The Dolphins have released cornerback Cortland Finnegan, the team announced. Finnegan was set to count $6.475 million against the cap in 2015, but the team will only take a $1 million cap hit upon his release. He didn't record an interception in 2014 while opposing quarterbacks completed 66.2 percent of passes thrown at the cornerback.
The Dolphins enter Week 17 against the Jets relatively healthy, with only three players listed as questionable and nine players listed as probable. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins (foot), defensive end Derrick Shelby (ankle) and tackle Dallas Thomas (foot) were labeled as questionable. Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring, knee), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle, knee), linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), safety Don Jones (shoulder), linebacker Koa Misi (hamstring, knee), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (back), defensive tackle Jared Odrick (ankle), running back Daniel Thomas (knee) and wide receiver Mike Wallace (back) were all deemed probable.
The Dolphins released their final injury report for the Week 16 matchup against the Vikings and tight end Charles Clay (hamstring) is listed as probable. The Dolphins listed Jelani Jenkins (foot), Don Jones (shoulder) and Jamar Taylor (shoulder) as questionable. The Dolphins deemed offensive lineman Nate Garner (illness) out. Dallas Thomas (foot) and Daniel Thomas (knee) are listed as doubtful. The following players are listed as probable: Koa Misi ,Chris McCain, Cortland Finnegan, Jonathan Freeny and Jordie Tripp. The Dolphins are 6 1/2-point favorites.