Probably the most spotlighted contract talk going on for the Tennessee Titans right now is that of Cortland Finnegan. A fan favorite, it’s hard to imagine him donning any other uniform than that of the Titans. Having said that, contract talks haven’t been moving forward.
And while the two sides did have a conversation on Friday – their first regarding a contract since last offseason – no numbers were discussed. The two sides are believed to still be far apart….
Agent Terry Watson said he’s scheduled to talk with the Titans at the NFL Combine later this week in Indianapolis. Titans Vice President/Football Administration Vin Marino called Watson on Friday for what Watson described a a “preliminary” conversation.
“It is more of a wait-and-see situation, depending on how the conversation goes when we do meet at the combine,” Watson said. “It is up to the Titans to be able to show Cortland what their mindset 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.”
On one side, it’s good to see them at least talking. On the other, you’d like to see more progress than what we have seen. The March 13th beginning of free agency isn’t that far off. The Titans also have the option of using their franchise tag on him, which would be approximately $10.6 million dollars.
Until then, we’ll just have to wait some more. Hopefully, they’ll get this figured out and we can move on to the draft and the 2012 NFL season.
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