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Jermichael Finley | Tight End

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 247
College: Texas
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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. Jul 17 - 2:25 PM

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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
Jul 14 - 10:40 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.
Jul 9 - 3:06 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.
Jun 15 - 1:40 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.
Jun 5 - 5:21 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
Jun 4 - 2:57 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.
Jun 3 - 2:32 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.
Jun 2 - 5:18 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.
Jun 1 - 6:31 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
Jun 1 - 7:45 AM

Free agent Jermichael Finley (neck surgery) "could be on the Patriots' radar."

Finley is meeting with an unnamed team on Friday, which the Patriots' website believes "sounds a lot like something Bill Belichick would ask." New England has yet to fill the move tight end role in their offense, with D.J. Williams currently getting the majority of snaps there during OTAs. Finley was cleared by an independent doctor earlier this week. The Packers are also showing interest in bringing him back.
May 30 - 6:49 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger believes the Giants have "at least reached out" to free agent Jermichael Finley.

The sides have not scheduled a visit, however. Speaking Thursday, Finley's agent said his client had been fully cleared from his neck injury, but we'd expect prospective employers to have a higher threshold for "full" clearance. Finley doesn't appear to be on the verge of signing a contract.
May 29 - 5:38 PM

Free agent Jermichael Finley's (neck surgery) agent, Blake Baratz, told Profootballtalk that Dr. Joseph Maroon has given the tight end full medical clearance.

Maroon, the Steelers' team neurosurgeon, performed Finley's surgery. While this is good news, it's just one doctor's opinion. Finley previously visited the Seahawks and Dolphins, and Seattle failed him on his physical. The Packers are also said to be interested in re-signing Finley after they didn't do much to upgrade the position in free agency or the draft. Green Bay is ultra-conservative when it comes to giving clearance to players who have suffered serious neck injuries. See: Collins, Nick. Baratz says Finley has a visit lined up on Friday with a team he refused to name.
May 29 - 12:56 PM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports free agent Jermichael Finley (neck surgery) will not undergo medical testing when he meets with the Packers medical staff Wednesday.

Finley reportedly had previous plans to travel to Green Bay with his family, and will check in with the team doctors because he has not seen them recently. Demovsky's source stresses that this is not a sign he's on the verge of gaining clearance or signing a contract. It looks like the status of Finley's neck will remain murky past this afternoon.
Source: ESPN.com
May 28 - 10:59 AM

The Packers' medical staff will be the ones testing free agent Jermichael Finley's neck Wednesday.

It suggests Finley's desire is to re-sign with the Packers and the team has interest as well. Otherwise, he'd get examined by an organization that didn't have such a conservative medical reputation. The Packers depth chart at tight end currently reads 1) Andrew Quarless 2) Brandon Bostick 3) Richard Rodgers.
May 28 - 9:03 AM

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QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5David Carr
6Tim Tebow
7John Skelton
8Josh Portis
9Vince Young
10Kevin Kolb
11Pat White
12Jerrod Johnson
13Adam Weber
14John Parker Wilson
15Nick Stephens
16Tommy Rees
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29Jordan Rodgers
30Nate Enderle
31Alex Carder
32Keith Price
33Kory Faulkner
34Collin Klein
35Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Chris Rainey
9Terrance Ganaway
10Zach Brown
11Isaac Redman
12Brandon Saine
13D.J. Harper
14Lance Ball
15Jordan Roberts
16Orwin Smith
17Armond Smith
18Javarris James
19Darren Evans
20Delone Carter
21Anthony Allen
22Damien Berry
23Richard Murphy
24William Powell
25Jawan Jamison
26Stefphon Jefferson
27Deonte Williams
28Bradley Randle
29Quentin Hines
30De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Brad Smelley
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Braden Wilson
16James Baker
17Ryan D'Imperio
18Devonte Campbell
19Alex Debniak
20Ryan Roberson
21Jonathan Amosa
22Rupert Bryan
23Eddie Williams
24Jon Hoese
25Ben Guidugli
26Nate Eachus
27Jourdan Brooks
28Brock Bolen
WR11Santonio Holmes
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Titus Young
5Darius Johnson
6Kevin Hardy
7Keenan Davis
8Taulib Ikharo
9Greg Childs
10Richard Goodman
11Lance Lewis
12Lamont Bryant
13Devery Henderson
14Ben Obomanu
15Matt Willis
16Brett Swain
17Chaz Schilens
18Ramses Barden
19Charly Martin
20Jeremy Kelley
21Sederrick Cunningham
22Zach Rogers
23Nicholas Johnson
24Johnathan Haggerty
25Emmanuel Arceneaux
26Jordan White
27Roy Roundtree
28Robby Toma
29Carlin Isles
30Marcus Jackson
31Sam McGuffie
32Tyrone Goard
33Chip Reeves
34Terrell Sinkfield
35Jheranie Boyd
36Eric Rogers
37Rashaad Carter
38Erik Highsmith
39Demetrius Fields
40Scott Pillar
41Diondre Borel
42Chastin West
43Bert Reed
44Brandon Carswell
45Joseph Anderson
46Cole McKenzie
47Jamal Miles
48Rashad Evans
49Julius Pruitt
50Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Chad Hall
6Donald Jones
7Earl Bennett
8Mohamed Massaquoi
9Steve Breaston
10Donte' Stallworth
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17David Douglas
18Brandon Collins
19Tray Session
20Jeff Fuller
21Martel Moore
22Nicholas Edwards
23Dominique Croom
24Kenny Shaw
25Duke Calhoun
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29Tim Toone
30Jarett Dillard
31Terrence Austin
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Deon Butler
35Early Doucet
36Patrick Crayton
37Alex Neutz
38Kelsey Pope
39Jordan Harris
40Jason Thompson
41Omarius Hines
42Anthony Amos
43R.J. Webb
44Andrew Helmick
45Perez Ashford
46Rodrick Rumble
47Ronald Johnson
48Jared Green
49Michael Calvin
50Taveon Rogers
51Andrew DePaola
52Devin Goda
53Brandon Kaufman
54Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9Tommy Gallarda
10Fendi Onobun
11Billy Bajema
12Sean McGrath
13Andrew Szczerba
14Steve Watson
15Daniel Graham
16Jamie Childers
17Joe Sawyer
18Joel Dreessen
19Visanthe Shiancoe
20Matt Furstenburg
21Ben Cotton
22David Rolf
23Nelson Rosario
24Konrad Reuland
25Dominique Curry
26Hayden Smith
27Colin Cloherty
28Dan Gronkowski
29Martin Rucker
30Richard Quinn
31Nate Byham
32Dedrick Epps
33Tom Crabtree
34Brody Eldridge
35Cameron Graham
36Jamie McCoy
37Jake O'Connell
38Travis Beckum
39Evan Moore
40Alex Silvestro
41Matt Veldman
42Tim Biere
43Evan Landi
44Taylor Cook
45Travis Tannahill
46Chase Clement
47Joe Don Duncan
48Chase Dixon
49David Wright
50Isaiah Stanback
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Brandon Bogotay
5Havard Rugland
6Austin Signor
7Morgan Lineberry
8Brett Baer
9Brett Maher
10Jose Maltos
11Adam Yates
12Zach Ramirez
13John Potter