The NFL career of Jermichael Finely doesn’t appear to be nearing an end as he was medically cleared to resume football activities and is now going around the NFL trying to drum up interest in what talents he has left.
Should Finley return to form, then he’s one of the best tight ends in football but if his neck injury hampers him, then he’ll be nothing more than a shell of his former self — which still isn’t all that bad.
According to Ian Rapoport, there is at least some interest in Finley on the open market as the Oakland Raiders continue to circle the tight end and the Pittsburgh Steelers called him in to meet with team doctors.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 4, 2014
We’ve also heard over the past week that the Green Bay Packers aren’t totally closed off to the idea of re-signing him and the New England Patriots are showing an interest in Finley as well.
All of the interest though depends on how well his neck and spine are healed. Finley took a nasty shot against the Browns last season and there was doubt that he’d ever be able to walk again, let alone play football. That’s not something that teams are just brushing past in order to shake his hand, as there will need to be serious medical evaluation on an individual basis before a contract is offered.
Still, the future is starting to get brighter and brighter by the day for Finley which is not a bad thing to see.