Dec 4, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) lines up against Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Cortland Finnegan: Don't Hold Your Breath for that Franchise Tag

Earlier this morning, Jason La Canfora sent out a tweet that got Twitter popping a little bit with news about Cortland Finnegan:

As no other source had indicated that such a thing was about to happen and nothing in the contract talks pointed to it, we did our best to throw water on the rumor:

About half an hour later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter Jumped in on the conversation:

It was also confirmed by Paul Kuharsky of ESPN and Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean that no such action is in the plans. Why would it be? Finnegan held out of camp this last fall when his contract negotiations didn’t go well and slapping the franchise tag on him this year when he’s looking for a long term deal certainly wouldn’t go over well. It’s basically go big or go home for the Titans brass on this deal. Most likely, they’ll be going home.

Here’s one more little side note for La Canfora: It’s Cortland, not Courtland. That’s a pretty tell-tale sign someone doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Kinda surprising coming from one of the more reputable sources on the NFL.

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