Oct 13, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) stiff arms Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency: Seattle Seahawks keeping in touch with Jermichael Finley


The Seattle Seahawks are being patient after the initial rush of free agency has come and gone. The reigning Super Bowl champions are going to keep tabs on free agent defensive end Jared Allen who has taken two visits to Seattle as well as tight end Jermichael Finley.

Seattle general manager John Schneider told Around The League on Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting that the team will “continue to stay in touch” as Finley awaits medical clearance after a November surgery to fuse together his C3 and C4 vertebrae.

“It’s just a matter of safety for him,” Schneider said. “I think in his mind, with his people, and his doctors, he needs to get in a good spot.”

Provided Finley is cleared to return, the Seahawks look like the place he will call home in 2014. A one-year deal is likely all that Finley would command at this point due to his uncertain long-term health, but if he can return to the form he showed in Green Bay, he would be a dangerous option for Russell Wilson in the passing game.

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