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NFL Notes: Jermichael Finley, Cowboys, Giants, & Jets

 

Jermichael Finley

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk spoke with a league source with experience pursuing disability benefits for NFL players who mentioned that players have had a hard time recouping money from insurance policies.

This article pertains to free agent TE Jermichael Finley who apparently is facing a decision of whether to return to the NFL at a reduced salary or call it a career and take the $10 million from his insurance policy.

Florio admits that there is a chance that Finley’s specific policy could net him the $10 million tax free.

Interestingly enough, Finley recently mentioned that he received multiple offers from the Steelers, but didn’t like the salary they were offering.

“Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t what it’s supposed to be,” said Finley. “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.

We have Finley listed as the No. 1 player in our Best Available Free Agent List.

Cowboys

Todd Archer of ESPN.com writes that 2013 fourth-round pick CB B.W. Webb survived last season based on his draft status, but he will need to show improvement in year two in order to secure a roster spot.

According to Archer, Webb continued to struggle for a good portion of the spring, but he did manage to show some improvement during minicamp.

Archer has Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick and Morris Claiborne as locks to make the team with Sterling Moore and Terrance Mitchell as guys with the “inside track” towards securing a roster spot.

Giants

Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports that Giants G Chris Snee is “still on track” and planning to be ready for the start of training camp next week.

However, Raanan admits that no one knows for certain whether or not Snee will be able to play this season.

“Snee could last 16 games, 16 days or 16 minutes,” Raanan writes. “Nobody knows for sure what his status will be after several weeks of contact. It’s about as shaky a scenario for an NFL player still penciled in as a starter that can possibly exist.”

This is definitely a situation worth monitoring in the coming weeks. The Giants have John Jerry and Brandon Mosley who could see time if Snee were to miss time.

Jets

Seth Walder of the New York Daily News identifies WR Stephen Hill, QB Tajh Boyd, WR Quincy Enuwa, S Antonio Allen and WR Jacoby Ford as the five players with the most to prove in training camp.

According to Walder, it’s possible that the Jets could waive Hill, despite the fact that they used a second-round pick on him just a few years ago.

This idea has come up in recent months, so it’s pretty clear that Hill will need to prove he can stay and healthy and remain productive.

As for Hill, he still has two years remaining on his contract with base salaries of $718,394 and $932,590 coming his way during this time.

Last year, Hill appeared in 12 games and caught 24 passes for 342 yards receiving and a touchdown.

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