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Oh, So Jermichael Finley Has Retired?

Jermichael Finley gets his groove back

Well, your dreams of the Green Bay Packers bringing Jermichael Finley back have sadly, crashed and burned.

Even though everyone else already knew he was retired, Finley apparently just realized that. He went ahead and dropped that bit of information on Monday.

Finley hasn’t played since 2013, when he suffered a neck injury in the season’s sixth game.

He had cervical fusion surgery and eventually started a free agent tour late in the summer of 2014. While Finley claimed he had offers, he also said those offers weren’t lucrative enough, which is probably because he was overvaluing himself.

Instead of taking one of these supposed offers, Finley decided to sit out the season and collect on a $10 million insurance policy.

We’re not sure if he legitimately thought a team would sign him for the 2015 season or even cared, but we went through an offseason where no one mentioned the name Jermichael Finley once.

And now that he’s officially retired, we imagine it will remain that way.

Finley had 223 receptions for 2,785 yards and 20 touchdowns in his six-year Packers career.

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  1. I steal fish October 19, 2015

    not gonna pile on a guy that had to retire because of a spinal injury. have some class.

  2. Shawn October 19, 2015

    His final statement in regards to the organization was classy and gracious. So, J-Mike’s career was a bumpy one, full of promise that was never quite realized, but it ended on a good note.

    1. bob October 20, 2015

      I don’t think J-Mike thinks it ended on a good note.

  3. MMK October 19, 2015

    He bugged the shit out of me when he was a Packer but kind of missing him these days…

  4. jtmax October 19, 2015

    Butterfingers and whiner. Not a big fan. Glad he’s gone. I like rodgers better because he catches everything and doesn’t whine.

  5. Blip Sayless October 19, 2015

    Not a fan of his at all, but I’m glad he walked while he still could.

  6. PF4L October 20, 2015

    So…… Did he collect on the 10 million yet? I know that would entail doing some investigative journalism and all. That, and “we” have to deal with the Rodgers/Munn pregnancy rumors right now.

    But….On a less sarcastic note.

    As a 6 year NFL veteran, he is vested in the NFL’s retirement benefits. Why he waited so long to file? Maybe he thought, or was hoping his career wasn’t finished. But one thing that i do know, is that a player has to file retirement papers to receive retirement benefits. Whoda thunk it? And i don’t even own a website, go figure.

    1. bob October 20, 2015

      haha, yeah pretty weird that that wasn’t mentioned in the article.

  7. Salazar October 20, 2015

    It’s too bad, the guy really seemed to be turning around his attitude problem and was holding onto the damn ball. Oh, what could’ve been!

    1. PF4L October 21, 2015

      Potential…From the beginning, to the end.