If the Detroit Lions decide to look to the pool of free agents to improve their secondary this offseason, somebody who could garner interest from them is cornerback Cortland Finnegan. Finnegan has been with the Tennessee Titans since entering the league in 2006 and has started all but three games since 2007. Because he played under Jim Schwartz in Tennessee for a few years, many have pegged him as a guy the Lions could look to bring in.
For the Lions to have a chance at signing Finnegan, he has to make it to free agency. It certainly sounds like he would like to return to Tennessee, but he doesn't sound very optimistic about that actually happening.
"I hope it changes things, but I don’t know," Finnegan said. "All those guys work closely together. You see all of them — [vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson], [general manager Ruston Webster] and [senior executive vice president Mike Reinfeldt] — together all the time. So I don’t know that a lot will change. Mike Reinfeldt will still be on top of everything.
"I’m discouraged nothing has happened, but I am still in a holding pattern."
If Finnegan makes it to free agency, he could be a player worth keeping an eye on. Obviously the money would have to work out for the Lions to even think about bringing in Finnegan, but he would definitely help upgrade the secondary.