Nov 10, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) reacts to a penalty flag being thrown during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Should the Kansas City Chiefs Consider Cortland Finnegan if He's Cut by the Rams?

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.


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.

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  • toperspective

    I actually like his attitude. Plays with a chip on his shoulder and challenges receivers. Unfortunately his skills appear to be on the decline so it wouldn’t make sense to bring him because I don’t think he’d come cheap.

  • unclejesse40

    There is something to be said for a guy that can get into the head of a receiver! Johnson was way more interested in proving a point than making a play.

    • berttheclock

      He not only has the ability to get into heads of receivers, but, he caused a blocker for the Redskins to grab him and helped turn a 47 yard FG attempt into one of 62 which was missed.

      • Nathan Kearns

        …not exactly how the story went: caused Josh Morgan to get angry and throw a football at him, resulting in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty… but, the point is still valid!

        • berttheclock

          Thanks, speed reading hits me every time.

  • berttheclock

    Lots of money for someone who may well be losing a step.

    But, one thing concerning him shows the importance for GMs to not fall asleep when drafting in the lower rounds. In that draft, where he was taken in the 7th round, even though he had run a 4.32 40 on his college Pro Day, Page was taken a bit lower by the Chiefs and played well for a couple of seasons before being traded to the Pats. Also, at the lower end of the sixth round, Bethea went to the Colts.

  • DoubleD

    Too short to play in Chiefs secondary.

    • Jason Seibel

      I don’t know if you meant that to be funny or not but I LOL’d anyways.

      • DoubleD

        Cortland is 5’10″ and Dorsey appears to be interested in guys that measure in the 6’2″ – 6’3″ range. Seahawks model.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    No thanks.

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  • antony555

    He wasn’t good enough to keep a job with St.Louis, what would he do here?

  • Roger Mihalko

    No they shouldnt even consider him, to slow and to much cash.

  • Calchiefsfan


  • Montez K.

    No no no………no.

  • T.Hagen

    I have faith in Dorsey and Red making that decision.

  • calciomoti


  • Tony Parker


  • Michael Shaw

    NO!!!!! He is too damn old and to be honest not that good except as someone to start a fight. I like aggressive defensive players, but not morons like this guy. There is being aggressive and then there is being stupid and he tipped the scale on the stupid side from day one!!!