May 122012


The fit is natural here. The Rams have cap space after cutting veterans like James Hall, Fred Robbins, Justin Bannan, Jason Brown, and Ron Bartell and their thin secondary certainly had the need for a cornerback, especially a #1 cornerback like Cortland Finnegan, who ProFootballFocus ranked as their 3rd overall cornerback last year. Finnegan is also only 28 so he’s young enough to fit in with the rebuilding Rams and he has familiarity with coach Jeff Fisher. Did they overpay a bit? When you look at Johnathan Joseph’s deal from a year ago (5 years, 48.5 million with 23.5 million guaranteed), maybe they did a little giving Finnegan 5 years, 50 million, with 26.5 million guaranteed, but that’s nitpicking. This is a good deal.

Grade: A


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