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AP source: Finnegan skips Titans mandatory meeting

- Associated Press - Saturday, August 6, 2011

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan missed a mandatory team meeting on Saturday.

His absence was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the meeting. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not commented on Finnegan's status.

Yahoo! Sports reports that Finnegan walked out of training camp Friday night, upset about his contract. He is to make $3.7 million this season, the last year of a contract extension he signed in 2008.

Terry Watson, Finnegan's agent, did not immediately return a message left Saturday by the AP.

Finnegan was a seventh-round draft pick in 2006 out of Samford. He became a starting cornerback by his second season and has started every game he has played in since the start of 2007. He was an All Pro and Pro Bowler in 2008. He has 13 career interceptions but only had two in 2010 when the Titans went 6-10.

The Titans are scheduled to practice Saturday afternoon at LP Field.

If Finnegan's absence turns into a holdout, he'll join running back Chris Johnson, who also is seeking a contract extension.

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