Oct 21, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) and strong safety M.D. Jennings (43) react prior to a game against the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome. The Packers defeated the Rams 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers have made Jermichael Finley offers


Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley is attempting to prove he is healthy enough to return to the NFL, after suffering a season-ending neck injury last year.

While Finley is still waiting for good news, he has received some preliminary interest.

The Seattle Seahawks were one of the teams showing interest in Finley and his former team, the Green Bay Packers, are also an option when he can prove he is 100 percent healthy.

However, Finley has said that it is a different team that has made multiple contract offers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t what it’s supposed to be,” Finley told Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “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 is not willing to jump at the Steelers initial offers, then it shows he is either confident there will be more from a team he would rather play for or that he is willing to wait until training camp to see if an injury opens up a spot on a roster that would increase his value.

Whatever his reasoning is — it could also be the fact that he gets $10 million if he never plays another down — the interest appears to be there for Finley so it may just be a matter of time until we see him back on the NFL field.

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