Finnegan "retired" in March, but he has been taking workouts all season.The Panthers need depth with Charles Tillman out indefinitely because of a sprained knee, but Carolina should hope Finnegan is not forced into important snaps.New Orleans' defensive backfield is thin enough that Finnegan will likely end up with playing time.
was released by the Saints on Tuesday, Kevin Patra of reports.
The former All-Pro was a disaster two years ago with the Rams and struggled last season with the Dolphins as well.
DC Sean Mc Dermott said Finnegan will start out defending the slot.
Finnegan, who has previously contemplated retirement, will now hit the open market in the hopes that he can land with a team looking to add veteran depth in the secondary. Finnegan was going to retire before last season, but ended up signing with the Panthers.
The veteran cornerback only played five games for Carolina last season, but accrued 18 combined tackles and one pass defended.