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Saints signs NFL cornerback Cortland Finnegan to a contract

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The former Carolina Panthers player is suiting up for a new team next season in the NFL. This happened when NFL cornerback Cortland Finnegan has chosen to sign with the New Orleans Saints for his 2016 campaign.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapaport, the 32-year-old NFL cornerback intends to sign with the Saints based on the source that told him of the situation.

Cortland appeared in five games for the Panthers in 2015 in which he had 18 tackles and one pass defended.

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Finnegan will be playing for his fifth team in the league. He also played with teams like the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams and the Miami Dolphins. In his 10-year career in the NFL, he has played a total of 143 games.

In his 10-year career in the NFL, he has played a total of 143 games.

He had career totals of 651 tackles, 7 sacks, 87 passes defended, 18 passes intercepted, 426 intercepted returned yards and four defensive touchdowns. The player also had his longest interception return at 99 and five forced fumbles.

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Cortland became notable when he was named by the NFL as a starter in the 2009 Pro Bowl. He was a part of the 2008 All-Pro team while playing for the Titans.

Finnegan was also a member of the 2011 Pro Football focus All-Pro team.

The Saints have now filled a need in their cornerback position for training camp since two of their players are suffering from injuries. These players are Delvin Breaux and Keenan Lewis.

It is unclear though on what position would NFL cornerback Cortland Finnegan assumes with the team when Breaux and Lewis come back from their injuries.

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