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Jermichael Finley | Tight End | #88

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 247
College: Texas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (91) / GB
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Former Packers TE Jermichael Finley has formally retired from football.
The 28-year-old never got cleared after neck surgery. He was known to be retired last October, when Finley filed a claim on his $10 million insurance policy tied to suffering a career-ending injury. Finley was a top-five fantasy tight end in 2011, but never finished in the top 12 otherwise in a six-year career. Mon, Oct 19, 2015 04:04:00 PM

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ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky recently ran into free agent TE Jermichael Finley, and came away believing Finley "seemed to be in a good place in his life without football."

Back in October, Finley filed a claim on his $10 million insurance policy tied to suffering a career-ending injury. It appears Finley has conceded his career is over after neck surgery. Finley visited several teams last fall, but couldn't gain medical clearance to play. He turns 28 later this month.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Free agent Jermichael Finley (neck) is filing a claim on his $10 million dollar insurance policy.

Finley wants to return to the NFL, but he has not received an offer good enough to justify passing up 10 million tax-free dollars while risking his long-term health. Finley will not play this season, and may not play again in the NFL. He is only 27.
Source: USA Today
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:49:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports it's "99 percent certain" that free agent Jermichael Finley won't play this season.

There has reportedly been "lingering interest" from teams, most recently from the Ravens after losing Dennis Pitta, but Finley is in the process of claiming $10 million on an insurance policy after suffering his career-threating neck injury last season. That process will take months, making it virtually impossible for him to play. Finley simply can't pass a physical at the moment.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:13:00 AM

A source tells ProFootballTalk that the Seahawks will not revisit discussions with free agent Jermichael Finley.

The topic came up because Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy tore his Achilles' tendon on Tuesday and the team had Finley in for a visit earlier this offseason. But it's unlikely they'd meet the ex-Packer's contract demands, especially with the Marshawn Lynch situation hanging over their heads. The Seahawks will be fine with Zach Miller and Luke Willson at tight end.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 08:01:00 AM

Free agent Jermichael Finley is visiting the Packers' team doctor on Wednesday afternoon to "view MRIs and talk."

According to ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde, there remains "nothing imminent" between Finley and his former team, however. It will be a major blow to Finley's chances of suiting up in 2014 if he doesn't get some good news on Wednesday.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Free agent Jermichael Finley (neck) will undergo another round of tests Wednesday, and will send the results to all 32 teams.

Finley hopes to have a job when most training camps open next week, and points to the Packers as his most likely landing spot, though the Steelers have made an offer. "It's all a waiting game," Finley said. "Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain't what it's supposed to be. If I quit the game right now, I can take tax-free money, and that's a difficult thing that I'm going through with myself." If Finley were to never play another down in the NFL, he can collect $10 million. He plans to bypass that and continue his career.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Free agent Jermichael Finley (neck) says he still "very much wants to return to the Packers."

"This is the best I've felt in this entire crazy process," Finley said. "I'm working as hard as I can to get back to Packer Nation." Finley continues to work out in hopes of gaining medical clearance. Recent reports suggest the Packers haven't closed the door on a reunion. Our best guess is they want to see what they have at tight end in training camp before taking a flier on an injury risk like Finley.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 03:06:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Packers "have not shut the door" on re-signing free agent Jermichael Finley.

Finley met with Green Bay last month, but didn't undergo medical tests. The Packers are in "wait-and-see mode" and haven't ruled out bringing him back. Finley was cleared by an independent doctor, but has yet to get clearance from teams. The Packers have added depth to move on from Finley, re-signing Andrew Quarless, and adding UDFA Colt Lyerla and third-round TE Richard Rodgers. Finley can collect $10 million in insurance money if he elects to retire.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Free agent Jermichael Finley's player rep believes he could collect $10 million in insurance money if he decides not to play again.

That's despite the fact Finley has received clearance from at least one doctor. It means Finley has to decide if it's worth risking future injury for what will almost certainly be 80-90 percent less than $10 million in 2014. Most indications are that Finley plans to play as long as he can get a team to clear him.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 05:21:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders are showing interest in free agent Jermichael Finley, while he also visited the Steelers.

Finley's market appears to be heating up some, even after the Seahawks reportedly dropped out of the running. Finley visited the Patriots last Friday, though it's been reported they just want to review his medicals. The Steelers' team doctor performed Finley's neck surgery and recently cleared him for football activities. RapSheet reports Finley was recently in Pittsburgh to talk to the doctor once again. In Oakland, the Raiders are simply searching for someone to man tight end. Ex-Packer James Jones could help recruit Finley to the Black Hole.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 02:57:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Patriots brought in free agent Jermichael Finley exclusively for medical evaluation.

This obviously doesn't mean the Patriots won't send an offer Finley's way, but they want an opportunity to review his medicals before doing so. Teams aren't lining up to sign the tight end at the moment. The Pats could use an upgrade at "move" tight end, where D.J. Williams currently sits atop the depth chart.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Free agent TE Jermichael Finley visited the Patriots.

New England was Finley's "mystery" visit on Friday. Recovering from neck surgery, Finley has received clearance from at least one doctor, but could still fail many teams' physicals. If cleared, he'd be a worthy flier for a Patriots team that got caught short at tight end last season.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Profootballtalk.com reports the Seahawks have dropped out of the running to sign free agent Jermichael Finley.

No details are given on why Seattle dropped out, but to this point they were his lone known visit of free agency. Per PFT, "other interested teams are believed to be the Packers and Giants," and Finley met with an unknown club on Friday. We suspect Finley will end up with the G-Men, Pack, or Patriots, assuming his neck checks out. Finley's agent recently claimed he is medically cleared.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 06:31:00 PM

NFL teams can sign free agents without it working against them in the compensatory draft-pick process beginning today.

It's June 1, in case you hadn't checked your calendar. Compensatory picks are awarded based on a loss-gain formula in free agency. The biggest obstacle for Jermichael Finley (neck) to get signed is inarguably his health, but it's possible teams will be more willing to entertain adding him now that he won't cost them a chance at a 2015 compensatory pick. Dustin Keller is also available.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 07:45:00 AM

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