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Jermichael Finley is Starting to Sound Like Nick Collins

Jermichael Finley gets his groove back

Hey everybody, Jermichael Finley is still available on the free agent market! Lest you forget.

So let’s review. Finley was cleared to resume playing by his doctor back in May. He stopped by Green Bay around that time, presumably to say, “Hey, here I am! Throw a contract at me! I’ll sign it!” He also went to visit the New England Patriots.

And all of that produced… crickets.

Meanwhile, Finley has kept working out and telling everyone he’ll be back. On Wednesday, he told Jason Wilde he really wants to return to the Packers.

This is where we compare Finley to Nick Collins.

They both had the same neck injury. They both had the same surgery. Collins had/is having a really hard time with the fact that his career was cut short in its prime. As recently as February, Collins was on social media lobbying for a shot at a comeback.

No one has formally told Finley his career is over or that they won’t let him play football again, but the silence speaks volumes. In a league where talent pretty much trumps all else, if a team thought it was safe for Finley to play then he’d be on a roster by now.

And that raises another question.

Why the hell don’t the Packers do something about it? Bring the guy in, run him through some tests and either sign him or tell him it’s unsafe for him to play.

I’ll tell you why. Because the Packers like to let guys twist in the wind.

Finley’s situation is different than Collins’ in that Finley is a free agent. Therefore, the Packers can just pretend he never existed. Collins was under contract after his surgery. The brass actually had to have the stones to look the guy in the face and tell him they wouldn’t be employing him anymore.

You know, someone there actually had to be a man.

Finley probably will probably just have to eventually realize on his own that he isn’t playing football again.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. peter July 10, 2014

    Twist in the wind? No call or tryout pretty much says it all.

  2. CO Bob July 10, 2014

    maybe his insurance company bribed his doctors to clear him to play. The teams know better.

  3. Howard July 10, 2014

    Do not like that Packers leave Players hanging regarding their status with the team that are under contract, if that truly occurs. The question is if you have paid a player tens of millions of dollars that is no longer under contract how much more do you owe that player? A phone call? A sit down? A phony tryout?

  4. chad lundberg July 10, 2014

    I dont feel the least bit sorry for this asshole. If he’s broke by next he has absolutely no one to blame but himself. Good riddance.

    1. Chad's Evil Twin July 10, 2014

      Where do you sir, get your sense of moral superiority? I hope Finley returns to full health and is able to live comfortably with his family.