We would normally just file this under no news news, but it’s going to be pretty slow for a while. Suffice it to say there have been no new developments on the Jermichael Finley front.
NFL.com’s Gil Brandt says the Green Bay Packers still haven’t cleared Finley.
He’s reporting that as if there is something to report, i.e. the Packers’ doctors have looked at Finley and his injured neck, run some tests, whatever.
The statement is so vague, however, that we don’t even know that to be true.
.@Packers doctors have not cleared Jermichael Finley. @Lions doctor did surgery.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) June 23, 2014
As you’ve noticed, he also boned it in saying that the Lions’ doctor performed Finley’s spinal fusion surgery. It was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ doctor who performed the surgery.
But let’s be fair. You don’t actually have to posses any journalistic skills to work for the NFL’s media arm. You only have to have been employed by an NFL team at some point. Things like “facts” and “news” are totally foreign concepts to these guys.
At any rate, if something is going to happen with Finley, it should happen in the next few weeks. Minicamps are done and training camp is right around the corner.
If their executives aren’t on vacation, then teams have plenty of time bring Finley in, evaluate him, run some tests, let doctors pore over those tests and then make a decision on whether they want to sign Finley and negotiate a deal with him.
Publicly, the Packers say they want Finley back and that they’re open to the possibility of his return. We’ll find out if they’re serious in the next few weeks.
If I were him I don’t know if I’d be coming back. That injury was pretty freaky and it seems like he has a history with this. All it would take is one bad hit. Wish the best for him though!
Heres coupious amounts of $$$$$$$ to do what you know you can do and have done somewhat well (eye of the beholder) in the past…human nature says do it
Finley is not even a Packer. Sure any other team that may want to sign him would love to get there butts covered by the Packers clearing Finley first; however they can make that decision at there risk.
The Packers would be stupid to clear Finley mainly because he has a clear health risk caused by a serious injury. Second, even though I strongly believe we should not resign Finley, is if the Packers did want to sign Finley (please no) they would wait until after they sign him to clear him causing other teams to pause because of no cover from Packer Doctors.
This is a foregone conclusion. Get it over fer chrissake.
This is good news. Never clear him. Ever.
Who is this J. Finley of who you speak of?