According to Rand Getlin of NFL Network, the Patriots worked out retired cornerback Cortland Finnegan today as the team is seemingly turning over every rock possible in an effort to bring in some help in the secondary.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the team will not sign the corner to contract at this time.
Finnegan was released by the Dolphins this offseason and announced his retirement back in March. After earning a First-Team All Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 2008 with the Titans, Finnegan failed to build off that production and eventually landed with the Rams in 2012. He lasted just two years in St. Louis before heading to Miami last season, where the 31-year-old corner was dreadful in 12 games played, recording no picks, nine passes defended and 44 total tackles.
With Tarell Brown recently placed on IR, the depth in the secondary is thin, but you have to wonder how much help Finnegan could potentially bring to the table. It wouldn't be much, and hopefully the Pats and head coach Bill Belichick are just doing their homework and aren't seriously considering bringing him in at this stage of his career.