St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) reacts to a penalty flag being thrown during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Cortland Finnegan placed on St. Louis Rams IR


St. Louis Rams nickel corner Cortland Finnegan has been one of the most disappointing players this season, as the normally excellent slot corner has been quite awful this season. As a matter of fact, he’s been surprisingly one of the worst CBs in the entire league this year, which has had a dreadful effect on the Rams pass coverage overall. While the Rams do an excellent job of putting pressure on the quarterback with a great defensive line that includes elite DE Robert Quinn and stud pass rusher Chris Long, the Rams haven’t been able to cover anyone due to the struggles of second-year corner Janoris Jenkins and Finnegan.

To make matters worse, Cortland Finnegan has been placed on the injured reserve with an eye injury, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jim Thomas. Well, I’m not sure how much worse off the Rams are without Finnegan, because it’s definitely not a big loss with the way he’s played this year. I mean, he’s been absolutely awful and has made his contract look quite ridiculous. He’s been so bad, in fact, that many are already wondering when Finnegan will be out of St. Louis.

The Rams decision to place Finnegan on the injured reserve is an interesting one, because it means that his eye injury is very severe. I can’t wait to hear more  details about the exact nature of his injury, because it didn’t seem this serious. You don’t exactly see players hit the IR due to eye injuries every day, so keep a close eye out for details.

Finnegan was listed doubtful for today’s tilt against the Chicago Bears due to the eye injury, and now his entire season is over. The Rams have activated safety T.J. McDonald from the short-term injured reserve in order to fill Finnegan’s spot on the roster, and McDonald is an upgrade in the secondary over Finnegan.

It’s been as disappointing of a season as it gets for Cortland Finnegan, and it ended with an eye injury of all things. Hopefully he can get it all together and resume being one of the league’s finer corners, because he was almost unspeakably bad this season.


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