I think the Titans want Finnegan. Despite inconsistent play the previous two seasons, he had a solid season this year and seemed to perfect for Gray's defense. But I would be shocked that the Titans did much besides talk structure until mid-February. I think the tag has to be made around the 25th and it seems negotiation never get serious until days before free agency. Just to give everyone some basis for what Finnegan may be looking for: Revis: 4-year, $46M, $13.77M guaranteed (another $13.77M injury guarantee) Asomugha: 5-year, $60M, $25M guaranteed Joseph: 5-year, $48.75M, $23.5M guaranteed Samuel: 6-year, $56M, $20M guaranteed Here's a page with some good info on the top 10 paid CBs in 2011: http://www.numeroten.com/top10/sports/files/top-10-highest-paid-cornerbacks-in-the-nfl-2011.html I personally don't think Finnegan is a top 10 CB though he may feel very differently. I would rank him closer to #15. I think the key to any contract is the guaranteed money. Total sum of the contract can be inflated with a lot of base the final two seasons the player often never sees. I'm guessing 5-year, $40M, $16M guaranteed (with about half that an injury guarantee) is fair but I doubt that gets it done. Someone will pay him $50M/$22M so that is what it might take. I believe the tag would cost the Titans over $10M next season which takes a big dent out of that $30M of cap room they have now. It would tie their hands since they like to enter the season with a few million in case someone goes down. I'd bet both sides want to get a deal done.