The Carolina Panthers announced that they’ve signed veteran CB Cortland Finnegan to a contract on Monday. Finnegan played college football at Samford, and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Finnegan also played for the St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins.
Playing at FCS school Samford, Finnegan was unnoticed and overlooked in the 2006 NFL Draft. He displayed good speed at Samford’s Pro Day, but lacked ideal height and was deemed a shaky tackler.Sports Illustrated projected him to go undrafted, but Finnegan was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the seventh pick of the seventh round (215th overall). He was the first Samford player drafted since Gary Fleming went 163rd overall to the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 NFL Draft.