Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley won’t be signing with the Green Bay Packers or anyone else for a while, it appears. According to Bob McGinn, Finley is still at least two months away from even being in a position to sign a new contract.
Finley had spinal fusion surgery in November. He expected to be cleared medically to resume full-contact drills by now, but that hasn’t happened.
Shortly after free agency began, Finley visited the Seattle Seahawks. They said thanks, but no thanks… at least for now.
All of this adds up to one thing — it no longer seems as certain as it did a month ago that Finley will be able to resume his career. And if he is able to resume it, it could be a while before that happens.
Tight end Jermichael Finley is at least two months away and maybe several months more from being in position to sign with a team, a source familiar with the situation said this week.
Clearly Seattle’s analysis of the situation is why Finley is drawing no interest in free agency. It looks like that won’t change for a while.
Monty, I’m begging ya. Do something about all the pop-ups.
The last few times I’ve come on here, I’ve about had a fuckin’ seizure.
Word. Monty it is really bad. Huge fan but it is out of hand. Worst site for ads I’ve ever visited. Moderation dude!
I’ll second or third that…i gotta get that ad blocker thing…just move the mouse and off ya go into some ad site…i know…gotta pay the bills…
Adblock Plus. Use it and quit yer bitchin. I’ve yet to see anything more than run of the mill banners on this site.
You might as well double the two months and make it four months (if ever) for Finley to be cleared by any team with the players long term health in mind.
Finley will probably only receive a low ball contract with some incentives on a one or two year contract at the most.
Why do that when you made a shit load of money already and you probably have a good insurance payout. Spend some quality time with your family and enjoy life.
Let the injury prone brat go! Enough is enough! He may not be terrel Owens diva, but ill bet my left arm that’s because he know he’s not good enough to demand a contract like Owens could. If he was as good, he would be just as bad if not worse than him.
He has made it perfectly clear that he won’t take a pay cut. This guy isn’t worth 5 mil a year, let alone 8 mil a year.
I know not everyone thinks Quarless/Bostick is that great, but personally I think were just fine with them.
Get rid of him!!! Let that spoiled brat get himself Injured elsewhere!
I think if a player gets hurt and goes on IR and doesn’t finish the season by playing, that they should owe the ball club one more year. Why should a player sign a four year contract, spend an entire years worth of playing time on IR, and get paid for it, just to be able to leave when the fourth year is up? They should owe the club one more year of services..they were paid for it. Why not? Just saying…
No we can’t do that you see, because athletes are human beings too, and they have family’s to feed. They have to have all those millions and millions of dollars regardless of their health and ability to play because otherwise they and their families will starve to death.
Poor Finley, I wish the Packers would understand that 8 million just doesn’t pay the bills anymore. My dad, who doesn’t even make a million a year, has been doing it all wrong. He should learn a thing or two from Finley.
I’m going to go start a millionaire athlete foundation right now.
Troy has a good point.
4-5 months isn’t a lot of time to heal from a cervical fusion. No one should be surprised at this. He will be lucky to be cleared by July. This could be a lost season for him. Depending on what the neurosurgeons say, he could be activated later in the year or play next season. I wouldn’t expect much from him this season. I expect TT knows this, and they have a TE in their sights on draft day.
This is zero surprise despite what Finley’s agent had been putting out there. Did they seriously think Seattle or someone else would physically clear him?
It is a liability issue for teams. So, just because a doctor might be willing to say he can play again, doesn’t mean that a team’s doctor will recommend the same.
Finley’s injury was too high on the neck. He’ll be lucky to EVER be able to play again. I would recommend reality TV.
Obviously he didn’t pass their physical.. even though his agent and him are being quiet about it.