The Green Bay Packers are loaded with offensive weapons, as usual, though they could benefit from having a solid tight end.
That’s not to say the current cast can’t get the job done, but a former Pro Bowl talent might do the job, especially one who is familiar with their playbook and a comfortable target of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Yep, free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who many thought may have suffered a career ending injury with the Packers last year is still in need of a job and apparently the team has yet to rule out the possibility of re-signing him says the Milwaukee Journal-Sentential.
“Finley has been cleared by the neurosurgeon who performed his cervical fusion surgery, Joseph Maroon of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, it’s a team-by-team, doctor-by-doctor quest for clearance. The Packers have not shut the door on Finley. But it’s also mid-June. Organized team activities have wrapped up, mandatory minicamp runs this week, and training camp begins July 26.”
The tight end, who met with the Packers last month, still has his locker intact at Lambeau Field so there clearly appears to be good will between the two parties at minimum.
Finley, prior to being cleared, attempted to sign with the Seattle Seahawks though failed his physical. They have apparently moved on, though the New England Patriots showed interest in Finley as well however no contract has been offered at this point.
There are currently no meetings scheduled between Finley and the Packers, though, that could always change at the drop of a dime.