Jermichael Finley TE GB 21 Hrs
Although free agent Jermichael Finley (neck surgery) has not received medical clearance, he is expected to begin making "multiple visits" this week.
Finley has been hoping to be cleared on Tuesday. Even if he doesn't formally get it, Finley is expected to begin visiting teams and taking physical in hopes of landing a contract. Finley turns 27 later this month. He is at the top of a weak tight end market, but will probably only get one-year offers.
Jermichael Finley TE GB 4 Days
The Boston Globe reports free agent Jermichael Finley is drawing interest from the Jets, Chiefs, Seahawks, Giants, and Steelers.
We're not remotely disputing the report, but it certainly sounds like it came directly from the mouth of Finley's agent. Finley has not been medically cleared to play football after last year's spinal fusion surgery. He does hope to receive clearance by early next week. If Finley gets the green light, he should be seeking one-year, "prove-it" deals. He's still only 27 years old.
Jermichael Finley TE GB 6 Days
According to Profootballtalk.com, free agent Jermichael Finley's medical clearance from neck surgery "could be coming very soon."
Finley's primary doctor and neurosurgeon have been out of the country, but return on Friday. Per PFT, the "goal" of Finley's camp is to receive clearance by Tuesday, when free agency begins. Still only 27 years old, Finley's market could be busy if he indeed gets the green light. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported late last month that there's already a "healthy market forming" for Finley.
Jermichael Finley TE GB 14 Days
CBS' Jason La Canfora reports there's a "healthy market forming" for free agent Jermichael Finley.
This is obviously an agent-driven report, so take it with a grain of salt. The good news is, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said last Friday that he was "very open and optimistic" about Finley's recovery. Finley's agent said earlier this month that he could be cleared within the next two months. Barring a setback, we're likely to see Finley back on an NFL field in 2014.
Jermichael Finley TE GB 18 Days
Packers coach Mike McCarthy is "very open and optimistic" about free agent Jermichael Finley's return from his neck injury.
Finley is recovering from the same spinal-fusion surgery that former Packers S Nick Collins underwent, but is apparently making far better progress. "(The Packers team doctor) doesn't feel the same way about Jermichael as he felt about Nick," McCarthy said. "So I'm very open and optimistic about Jermichael coming back. I think the specifics of their injuries are different." Finley isn't considered likely to re-sign with the Packers, but is Rotoworld's No. 3 free agent tight end.
Jermichael Finley TE GB 29 Days
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers the Packers "pretty unlikely" to re-sign free agent Jermichael Finley (neck surgery).
The Packers' medical team wouldn't clear FS Nick Collins following a similar neck procedure, and may fail Finley in the same way. Ex-college basketball player Brandon Bostick wound up not playing much in 2013, but flashed with his opportunities and is worth owning in Dynasty leagues as Finley's potential heir apparent. Andrew Quarless is another unrestricted free agent.
Jermichael Finley TE GB 1 Month
The player rep for free agent Jermichael Finley (neck surgery) told PFT Finley's doctor is "99.9 percent certain" he'll be cleared for contact in 3-4 weeks.
Finley underwent single-fusion spinal surgery on two vertebrae in November. The agent, Blake Baratz, stated immediately following the procedure that Finley "has every intention of resuming his football career." Finley will likely have to settle for a one-year contract in free agency on a "prove-it" deal after such a scary injury. He's Rotoworld's No. 3 free agent tight end, behind Jimmy Graham and Dennis Pitta. Finley turns 27 years old in March.