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Cortland Finnegan tweets Rams will release him

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Cortland Finnegan tweets Rams will release him

By Marc Sessler
Around the League Writer


The Rams intimated during last month's combine that Cortland Finnegan had a home in St.Louis next season, but his gaudy salary ultimately trumped those plans.

The former All-Pro cornerback tweeted Wednesday that he's done as a Ram:

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported the team must wait until Tuesday, after the start of the new league year, to release Finnegan because they don't have the 2013 cap space to do it sooner.

Coach Jeff Fisher also told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday that the Rams remain interested in re-signing the 30-year-old defender at a later date, but not at his weighty $10 million price tag. His release saves the team $4 million in 2014 while generating roughly $6 million in dead money.

Long before a fractured orbital bone ended his season, Finnegan's play had fallen off a cliff. Limited to nickel duty, the once physical and reliable cover man was too frequently torched in coverage for a defense that no longer sees him as a priority.

If he's brought back, it will be on the cheap.
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