Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters Friday that there is no deadline for a decision to be made regarding TE Jermichael Finley possibly returning to the team.
“We’re still open to that,” McCarthy said, per Tyler Dunne. “Still a Packer in my opinion.”
McCarthy did say that he likes their current group of tight ends, so it’s not as though they are concerned about the position as they head into training camp.
“I like our tight ends. That’s a group we have to get in pad work,” said McCarthy. “…A tough group because asked to do so much.”
Finley is still weighing his options as he could always call it a career and reportedly walk away with a $10 million insurance policy.
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.”
Green Bay has maintained all along that they are interested in possibly bringing Finley back, but there hasn’t been a lot of urgency to do so. We’ll have more regarding Finley as the news is available.
We have Finley listed as the No. 1 player in our Best Available Free Agent List.