Fan favorite Finnegan a free agent again

Cortland Finnegan never is at a loss for words.

So it likely comes as no surprise to Tennessee Titans fans that the feisty cornerback took to Twitter on Wednesday to spread the word that the St. Louis Rams plan to release him.

β€œSt.Louis thank you for your letting me play for a classy franchise and coach fish nothing but love thank you all. #Motivation,” he wrote.

Finnegan signed a five-year, $50 million deal with the Rams in March 2012 after the Titans declined to offer him a new contract. He was due a $3 million roster bonus next week and was scheduled to count $10 million against the salary cap this season.

The Titans drafted him in the seventh round in 2006. He was a five-year starter and 2008 Pro Bowler for Tennessee. Injuries and inconsistency limited him to seven games (five starts) in 2013, his second – now last – season with St. Louis.

He joins an already deep pool of cornerbacks available in free agency that likely will include Alterraun Verner, who replaced Finnegan as a Titans starter and made the Pro Bowl last season.

According to, the Rams won't officially make the move until Tuesday because of salary cap considerations. Finnegan will be free to sign with another team at that time.