As the Kansas City Chiefs continue to toil through the off season and evaluate the market — and especially cap casualties — one name has floated to the surface. It appears that the St. Louis Rams may be willing to part with corner back Cortland Finnegan if he doesn’t take a pay cut this season. This came from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport’s twitter handle.
Cortland Finnegan looked slower last year. He’ll need to show up ready. But cutting him saves $4M vs. the cap. Pay cut could save them more
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2014
Currently the Chiefs only have three players listed as “corner back” on their roster: Brandon Flowers, Sean Smith and Marcus Cooper. They will need to add a few more CBs to that stable at some point in time. I really don’t think Finnegan is the answer. One, as Rapoport said, he looked slower last year and wasn’t able to get after the ball. But I think the most glaring concern with him is the horrible attitude he’s shown in the past. Does anyone remember the fight he got into with Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson? It was a knock-down drag-out to be sure. In fact, I found a video.
While in his first year as head coach, Andy Reid didn’t really begin the Kansas City Home For Wayward Boys that the Philadelphia Eagles turned into at one point, and I certainly hope he doesn’t. I’m all for second chances, but I don’t think Finnegan — with his attitude and play style — belongs on the Kansas City Chiefs.
What do you think, Addicts? Would you like to see Finnegan pursued to fill a CB hole on the team? Sound off below.