McGinn adds that “barring a shocking turn of events” in the last part of the season, the Packers will be looking to cut, or trade Finley before the 15th day of the league year, or mid-March.
It’s not difficult to understand Green Bay’s decision, mainly because of Finley’s attitude throughout the year, and financial reasons. Last February the Packers signed Finley to a two-year, $14 million with no guaranteed money. If the Packers decide to trade, or cut Finley, the team could promote TE Tom Crabtree or D.J. Williams for next season. Then again, Green Bay would likely be looking to draft a TE, such as Notre Dame’s standout Tyler Eifert, or another tight end in middle to late rounds of the 2013 draft.