Miami Dolphins release cornerback Cortland Finnegan

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Dolphins release cornerback Cortland Finnegan
Monday March 2nd, 2015

The Miami Dolphins have released cornerback Cortland Finnegan, the team announced on Monday. 

The nine-year veteran logged 33 solo tackles, nine deflected passes, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for the Dolphins in 2014, his only year with the team.

Finnegan, a former seventh-round draft pick in 2006, previously played two seasons with the St. Louis Rams and six seasons with the Tennessee Titans

• NFL salary cap set at $143.28 million for 2015

The Dolphins signed Finnegan to a two-year, $11 million contract in March 2014. 

Last season, Miami's defense allowed 5.3 yards per play, which ranked 12th in the league, and 23.3 points per game, which ranked 20th.. 

The Dolphins finished 8-8 and did not make the playoffs for the sixth straight season.

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