The Dolphins are closing in on a two-year deal with free agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer, so it seems Miami's search for a slot/No. 3/emergency starter cornerback will be filled soon.
[Update at 4:19: A league source says the deal is done.]
[Update at 4:26: Dolphins now confirm the confirmation. Deal is done.]
What are the Dolphins actually getting?
As I've told you previously, Finnegan was available for a reason because he has not been very good the past couple of seasons.
So, assuming no hitches in the final negotiating movements, what cornerback are the Dolphins getting? The team's history with bargain preseason acquisition at conerback has been hit and miss.
There's the home runs: Andre Goodman (2006), Brent Grimes (2013).
But there's also been some swings-and-a-miss: Richard Marshall (2012), Benny Sapp (2010), Eric Green (2009).
Which category is Finnegan more likely to be in?
Well, the folks at ProFootballFocus.com would tell you it doesn't bode well:
All aboard the Finnegan rollercoaster? pic.twitter.com/QE1h8vQ40D— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 14, 2014