Saints Likely To Sign Cortland Finnegan

Cornerback Cortland Finnegan is visiting the Saints, Rand Getlin of tweets. Barring anything unforeseen, he’s expected to sign today. "<strong

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Finnegan, 32, announced his retirement in March of 2015, but his hiatus from football did not last long. In November, the veteran signed on with the Panthers and wound up playing in five regular season games and three playoff games.

In 2013 with the Rams, Finnegan was one of the league’s worst cornerbacks, according to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics. PFF ranked Finnegan 109th out of 110 qualified corners, with a grade of -19.7 in just seven games. He was a little better for the Dolphins in 2014, but still placed just 74th out of 108 corners, with a -4.4 grade in 2014.

The Saints are slated to start Delvin Breaux and P.J. Williams at cornerback, as shown on Roster Resource, with Brian Dixon, Damian Swann, and Keenan Lewis in support. Finnegan could shake things up at CB and also impact Brandon Dixon and Tony Carter who are fighting to make the team.

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