The Jermichael Finley self-promotional tour continues, making another impressive claim Monday on Twitter:
260lbs w 10% Body Fat. #IWillRiseAgain
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) February 17, 2014
Finley is listed on the Packers' roster as being 247 lbs.
This comes on the heels of last week's report that the free-agent-to-be will be fully healed in four to eight weeks, according to his agent.
And it follows the interview from about three weeks ago when Finley said there's a 99.9 percent his doctor will clear him for contact.
While the Finley camp is doing their best to inflate the tight's end's perceived value about three weeks before the start of free agency, it doesn't much matter what they think or say. In the end, it only matters what NFL team doctors and their respective front offices think about Finley and his chances to return from a serious neck injury and spinal-fusion surgery.
The Packers have been reluctant to clear players with injuries higher up their spine, such as safety Nick Collins, who had surgery on the C3/C4 vertebrae––thought to be the same as Finley.
Any team that clears Finley for contact must then decide how much financial risk they're willing to take on a player coming off injury.
Some teams may be more willing to sign Finley to a one-year prove-it contract, but then again, all it takes is one team to offer more years and more guaranteed money to provide a more attractive destination.