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Cortland Finnegan, St. Louis Rams Agree To Pretend Defensive Backs Aren't Cursed

The St. Louis Rams finally have a top-notch cornerback! Cortland Finnegan and the Rams have reportedly agreed to a five year, $50 million contract, giving the Pro Bowl cornerback and his new franchise peace of mind for entirely different reasons. Finnegan's probably happy to get his big payday. The Rams are happy to have someone who isn't worried about the terrifying curse that befell their defensive backs in 2011.

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Finnegan's durability has, to this point in his six-year career, been pretty impressive: He missed three games with the Titans, which is 12 fewer than the Rams' erstwhile top cornerback, Ron Bartell, missed last year. Of course, Ron Bartell was pretty healthy too, before the Rams' defensive backs began self-immolating, one after the other.

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By then Jerome Murphy, their 2010 third rounder, was on the IR.

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Justin King doesn't start 12 games on a team that expects to contend without some serious curse action in effect. I'm hoping, for Cortland Finnegan's sake, it had something to do with Steve Spagnuolo—maybe his four pillars will built on an Indian burial ground.

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