Jermichael Finley struggling to find catches in camp

Jul 26, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley works out during opening day of training camp at Nitschke Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Could Jermichael Finley’s role in the Green Bay Packers offense be diminishing? The tight end has struggled to get attention from his quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and isn’t getting a lot of passes thrown his way early in camp.

From Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Catches have been few and far between for Jermichael Finley in camp. He just hasn’t seen the ball much. However, Rodgers polished off a four-play, 70-yard drive in two-minute with a TD strike to his tight end.

Last season, Finley was targeted 88 times and caught 61 passes for 667 yards. Those numbers are relatively comparable to his 2009 and 2011 season. Both of those years he caught 55 passes being targeted 71 times in ’09 and 93 times in ’11.

Coach Mike McCarthy praised Finley earlier in the week and said he was having a great camp.

“He’s not in the media every day, that’s a good thing,” said McCarthy, smiling. “That was a joke. But Jermichael loves football. He pours a lot into it. His off-season training outside the building is top-notch as far as the time he spends in Arizona and over there in Minneapolis.”

“He’s where he needs to be, he’s in a very good place. I think he’s having a heck of a camp.”

Topics: Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley

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