Green Bay Packers’ TE Jermichael Finley, who has yet to be medically cleared for action after undergoing neck surgery last year, could be back with his old club when he finally does get clearance. From Rotoworld:
When asked about free agent Jermichael Finley on Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy said, “In my mind, he’s a Green Bay Packer, hopefully.”
“He’s going through a tough medical situation that we all recognize is a serious injury,” McCarthy continued. “My understanding is he’s doing everything and beyond to get himself ready, and we’ll continue to watch that.” This comes two days after GM Ted Thompson reportedly wouldn’t rule out re-signing Finley. The Packers did little to improve at tight end this offseason, re-signing Andrew Quarless and drafting underwhelming Cal product Richard Rodgers. Finley still needs the medical green light. A return to the Packers would appear to be in the best interest for both sides. (Source: NFL.com)
The Giants are one of several teams besides the Packers who have shown interest in Finley this past offseason. Seattle and Miami both had contact with Finley, but the star TE is still not ready to return to the field.
Finley has a relationship with new Giants’ OC Ben McAdoo from their days in Green Bay. The Giants currently have five TEs on their 90-man roster: Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell, Kellen Davis, Daniel Fells and rookie Xavier Grimble.