La Canfora: A game of tag
Teams now are free to put franchise tags on players. Jason La Canfora breaks down what moves you can expect to see. More ...
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.
"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.