CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have signed veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan after releasing long snapper Danny Aiken on Friday.
Finnegan spent his first six seasons with the Titans and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2008. After his final year in Tennessee in 2011, he spent two years with the St. Louis Rams before joining the Miami Dolphins in 2014.
Finnegan's career totals include 111 starts, 18 interceptions, 86 passes defensed and 645 tackles. Finnegan will start off playing nickel cornerback for Carolina and he adds depth to a secondary that has been without starting cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) for the past two games.
"Any time you can add a guy of Finnegan's experience at this point in the year, you are excited about it," defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said. "He plays our style of football – an aggressive, up-tempo, attacking style on the defensive side."