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Finnegan skeptical he’ll be back with Titans

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass around Cortland Finnegan #31 of the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 27, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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Towards the end of the regular season, Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan thought his time with the team may be coming to an end. The recent changes to the Titans front office hasn’t changed his mind.

“I don’t know that a lot will change. Mike Reinfeldt will still be on top of everything,” Finnegan told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

Reinfeldt has moved from General Manager to team president. Finnegan sounds upset and impatient because the Titans have made no effort to re-sign him since the season ended. But we’d argue that doesn’t mean much.

With free agency still almost two months away, we’re not yet at the point teams seriously start their plans for 2012. Plus a lack of interest from Tennessee might not be so bad for Finnegan. As one of the more complete cornerbacks in the league, he’d do extremely well on the free agent market.

“We haven’t even gotten to that point yet. I’m just trying to get my feet wet right now,” new General Manager Ruston Webster said.

Finnegan is already preparing for next season, seemingly convinced he’ll be on another team. We wouldn’t be sure.

Even if a long-term deal can’t be worked out, we’d expect the Titans to use the franchise tag on one of their best players coming off a strong season. It would make no sense to just let Finnegan walk away.