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Report: Jermichael Finley Expects to Have Physical in Green Bay Before Free Agency

Current Green Bay Packers tight end and free-agent-to-be Jermichael Finley is profiled in an article published Wednesday at Sports Illustrated's MMQB website by writer Jenny Vrentas.

In the article, Finley's rehab from a serious neck injury and spinal-fusion surgery are documented as he works out at a performance facility in Arizona this offseason.

But also of note are the plans for Finley to return to Green Bay for a physical before the start of free agency:

He’s not technically a free agent until March 11, so he can only meet with the Packers until that date. A visit to Green Bay for a full physical with the team’s medical staff is expected, and he’d welcome a return to the Packers “if they embrace me like they have before.” But this shows how confident Finley is that tests will bear out what he now feels in his body: normalcy.

Whether the Packers will clear him for a return to action and subsequently sign him is the question, however.


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HUMP's picture

1 yr 3mil,show me contract

Evan's picture


Maybe throw in some incentives to boost it.

RC Packer Fan's picture

That's exactly what I was going to say.

Buster's picture

Can't see J-Mike signing with the Pack for anything more than 1 year. He wouldn't be a FA if the Pack really wanted him at this point.

Plus, he tries too hard. His agent is making him look a little desperate.

Evan's picture

"Can’t see J-Mike signing with the Pack for anything more than 1 year."

Don't think he'll be getting more than 1 year from anyone.

"He wouldn’t be a FA if the Pack really wanted him at this point."

Seeing as he hasn't even been medically cleared yet, I don't think that's remotely true.

Greenville's picture

Packers just need to move on quarless along with a good rookie with size to be a red zone target fed or nikklos is perfect for this team.

RC Packer Fan's picture

A TE I like in the redzone is Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He is a big target and I think will be very good in the redzone.
He will likely be a top 40 pick so the Packers would either have to move down in the 1st or trade up in the 2nd for him.

Another potential redzone target is CJ Fiedorowicz. He is another big target that could be good in the Redzone.

Evan's picture

"@jasonjwilde: Had sitdown with McCarthy. says Finley spinal fusion NOT same as Collins, says Dr. McKenzie "optimistic."

4thand1's picture

Yes, says he expects Finley to be cleared. Now what?

Evan's picture

Now they re-sign him.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Evan, I know you guy's are probably tired of hearing from me on this. I've been a vocal critic of Hawk & Finley. I wanted to trade both 2 years ago. I've changed my mind on Finley, if he's 100% & cleared to play. If we could get him and JJ for the same money, I'd sign them both, & maybe give Finley more than a year, because of his age, only if he is 100% healthy. I'm willing to give him another chance. Maybe he can be the TE he was suppose to be. I'd give him another shot at the right price.

Evan's picture

I couldn't have less idea of what Finley's market will be. I always assumed he wouldn't get more than a 1-year, make-good deal. But if the surgery isn't as serious as previously thought and he does get a clean bill of health, who knows. I still think teams will be cautious.

John's picture

Hawk had a career year last year. Were you watching?

ray nichkee's picture

I just heard finley got cleared medically for his neck but we are still waiting for him to get the clearence on his mouth. Just kidding. The dude hopefully had enough time to reflect on what he has and will be a better person forward.

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