Panthers sign Cortland Finnegan, who was 'giddy' to return to action

Published Nov. 30, 2015 11:37 p.m. ET

While the Carolina Panthers have been playing without Charles Tillman over the past two games due to an a hyperextended knee, it has led to the team making an addition in free agency.

As David Newton of ESPN reports, that move was to get Cortland Finnegan to come out of retirement and join the Panthers. When speaking with Finnegan, he sounded like a man who was ecstatic to be back on the football field.

"Any guy that plays the game, they want one more snap," Finnegan told ESPN. "I got giddy putting on the helmet today. Practice is going to be my Super Bowl, so to speak, because it will be one more time I get one more snap."

The question is, what will Finnegan's role be in Carolina's defense? Newton reports that while Bene' Benwikere has replaced Tillman, which led to Colin Jones playing in Benwikere's role, that Finnegan should rotate in with Jones.

Finnegan will be an interesting player to watch right out of the gate, as it'll be interesting to see what he has left in the tank.