The New Orleans Saints have decided to part ways with their famously irritating cornerback.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that they released Cortland Finnegan.
Saints release CB Cortland Finnegan per source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 6, 2016
They signed Finnegan on Aug. 12. He was going to retire in 2015, but was picked up in late November by the Panthers. In his only Super Bowl appearance, he recorded four tackles.
Finnegan has been in the NFL for a decade. Originally a seventh-round pick for the Tennessee Titans, he was named first-team All-Pro in 2008.
Since then Finnegan has spent time with the St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins, as well as the Saints and Panthers.
However, his true claim to fame may be getting wide receiver Andre Johnson to break character. One game against the Houston Texans while Finnegan was in Tennessee, he picked at Johnson for the entire game.
It all boiled over in one moment when Johnson pulled Finnegan’s helmet off and punched him in the face three times. Both players were ejected from the game.