It was just this past offseason that Finnegan desired an extension on a contract that paid the All-Pro cornerback more than $3.7 million in 2011, and briefly left training camp over a contract dispute. Finnegan is now set to become a free agent next month, and The Tennessee reported Monday that the two sides initiated talks last week but so far have made no progress.
Finnegan's agent, Terry Watson, told the newspaper that he's scheduled to meet with the Titans later this week while in Indianapolis for the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.
"It is more of a wait-and-see situation, depending on how the conversation goes when we do meet at the combine," Watson said, adding that he had a "preliminary" conversation with the Titans on Friday. "It is up to the Titans to be able to show Cortland what their mind set is, where things are.
"And the only way that can be done is through the use of numbers composed in a contract of some sort. That, in essence, is where things are at this moment."
The Titans could elect to use the franchise tag on Finnegan if they're unable to reach an agreement, which is expected to be valued at $10.6 million for cornerbacks in 2012.
Should Finnegan become available on the market, an unnamed league source told the Detroit Free Press that the Lions could be interested.