During an interview with WBAY-TV in Green Bay on Friday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers commented on free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who reportedly met with the Packers team doctor earlier in the week:
"Unlike Nick Collins and Jonathan Franklin, I think he has an opportunity to get cleared," Rodgers is quoted as saying. "Now that's just my own guess, that has zero medical anything behind it, but I think there is potential for him to get cleared, which means he would want to play. The NFL is better with Jermichael in it, and the Packers are better with Jermichael on it."
Finley suffered a bruised spinal cord last season and underwent subsequent spinal fusion surgery.
As a free agent, Finley is free to sign with any team he chooses, but as of yet, no team has been willing to either clear him medically or pay him his desired amount of money.
Finley apparently received offers from the Pittsburgh Steelers but hinted that he desired more money.
It's perhaps interesting that Rodgers feels Finley has a better chance to get cleared than Collins and Franklin. The placement of Collins' and Finley's surgeries took place at the same place between the C3 and C4 vertebrae.
There's been no reports on the discussions that took place between Finley and Packers doctor Pat McKenzie earlier in the week.
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