- Demovsky adds that even if Finley’s doctor declares him eligible to play, the final opinion on Finley will go to individual doctors for NFL teams.
Recent reports mentioned that Finley will undergo an MRI and X-Ray at some point in the near future, but we have yet to hear anything related to his outcome. We’ll keep you posted on any updates.
Packers GM Ted Thompson told reporters following the draft that they haven’t ruled out the idea of possibly re-signing veteran TE Jermichael Finley at some point, despite the fact that they used a third-round pick on a tight end.
“I don’t necessarily think the two are tied at all,” Thompson said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We were just trying to pick a good player.”
Thompson was asked a follow-up question regarding whether or not they were hoping to have Finley being back next year.
“Yeah, I mean we all hope for that, that everybody will be fine,” Thompson said. “We don’t know. We’ll see.”
Earlier this offseason, Finley visited with the Seahawks, but left without a contract given that he hadn’t been cleared by that point in time.
He’ll obviously need to be cleared before talks could progress with any team. Recent reports mentioned that he’s expected to undergo an MRI and X-Ray at some point in the near future, but we’ve yet to hear anything regarding his results.
Finley, 27, appeared in six games for the Packers last season and caught 25 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns for the Packers. He represents the best available tight end once he’s cleared to play and have him listed as the No. 1 overall player in our Best Available Free Agents list.