Once upon a time Cortland Finnegan was an excellent cornerback who had the ability to get under the skin of most every wide receiver he faced.
Finnegan, 30, still drives receivers crazy. But he isn't an excellent cornerback anymore.
The Dolphins nonetheless are interested in him because he is taking an unrestricted free agent visit with the team Friday, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer.
Finnegan was cut by the Rams on March 5th -- only two years after he signed a whopping five-year, $50 million contract that included $27 million in guaranteed money.
Why did the Rams cut ties with such a big-name and big-money player?
He didn't live up to his reputation or the contract.
Finnegan apparently played hurt much of 2013 which might have something to do with his diminished level of play. He played in only seven games but was benched for two of those. He finished the season with only one pass defensed and one interception.
Finnegan is not going to command big money.
He's not that guy anymore.