Cortland Finnegan represented himself in his free agency negotiations and one thing Finnegan the player wanted Finnegan the agent to get him has apparently been delivered.
The player wanted a chance to start again in the NFL.
And Finnegan says the Dolphins are going to give him that chance.
"I'm coming in to compete for a starting job," Finnegan said on a conference call with reporters.
That competition ostensibly will include 2013 draft picks Jamar Taylor and Will Davis and any other younger corners the team adds in free agency or the draft.
As to Finnegan's much criticized play in 2013, it is not a new topic for the player. And he seems to relish the critique as motivation. "Good, love it," he said when told there is such criticism.
"At times I played good and at times I didn't," Finnegan said. "I know I was hurt most of the time."
Finnegan played only seven games last season. He finished the season on injured reserve with a fractured orbital bone. He said he will be completely healthy for the start of offseason camps.
The full Finnegan interview is below. Listen, it contains a little flub by Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey -- he's human: