Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CB Finnegan retires; Dolphins sign McCain to fill spot

The Miami Dolphins' roster had a hole to fill following the release of veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan last week. They did just that Wednesday, signing 28-year-old Brice McCain to a two-year deal.

McCain, who's spent the majority of his career with the Texans but was with Steelers in 2014, provides another veteran presence in the secondary alongside Pro Bowler Brent Grimes. In his six seasons in the league, the former Utah star has tallied eight interceptions — three last season — and 122 tackles, as well as two touchdowns.

The deal is reportedly worth $5.5 million.

In a somewhat related move Wednesday, Finnegan, technically a free agent, decided to hang up his cleats, announcing his retirement via Instagram.

The 30-year-old, who played 10 seasons with the Titans, Rams and the Dolphins, thanked his friends and his foes in his farewell post. He also got one more shot in on wide receiver Andre Johnson, whom he once exchanged punches with on the field.

"Spent 9 years doing something I Loved and it has payed off in so many ways.. To say I have been blessed is an understatement I am forever thankful.. I have made my share of mistakes and had moments of glory. I even got into a fight in an NFL Game (he hits like a bish).

"I'm thankful for the friends I made on and off the field love yAll.. Time to move on and enjoy new people new places and new ideas.. I forgot to thank all the haters I love yAll to."

For more on Finnegan's retirement, check out Kevin Patra's story here, courtesy of For more on McCain, click here.

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