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88 Jermichael Finley TE
Height/Weight: 6-5/247 | Birthdate: 3/26/1987 | Birthplace: Lufkin, TX, USA | Team: Green Bay | College: Texas | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 13/1 | Average Draft Position: 82.13
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Dolphins showing interest in Jermichael Finley?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/14/2014) The Dolphins could have some interest in tight end Jermichael Finley if he is cleared to play football following neck fusion surgery last year, the Miami Herald reports. Finley missed all but five games after a serious neck injury. 

The Dolphins currently have Charles Clay and Dion Sims at tight end. Finley caught 25 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns in 2013.


Jermichael Finley to get X-rays, MRI


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who's rehabbing following spinal fusion surgery, will get X-rays on his neck and an MRI within two weeks, reports ESPN. The results will be sent to teams interested in signing Finley.

Seahawks in 'no rush' to sign Jermichael Finley


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/2/2014) Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley visited the Seahawks earlier this spring in hopes of signing a deal but it didn't happen. That doesn't mean it won't happen, but there's no hurry to do so. CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that the two sides are a good fit for each other but there's no rush given Finley's health. Last season he had a neck injury that led to spinal fusion surgery. 

McCarthy: Packers still interested in Jermichael Finley


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/1/2014) Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at the NFL owners meeting that the team is interested in bringing back free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who is recovering from neck surgery in November.

"Absolutely," McCarthy said about the Packers wanting Finley back.

"Jermichael, he's going through a medical situation," McCarthy said. "He had a serious injury. I mean, there's a lot of excitement, based on what I'm told. I haven't seen him work out or anything like that, but I guess his workouts have gone very well. He's in great shape. I know he feels good, but the reality is this injury is going to take some time and we'll continue to watch it."

McCarthy said Finley has yet to be medically cleared, and he recently failed his physical when he visited Seattle in March on a free agent trip to the Seahawks. 


Report: Jermichael Finley failed physical with Seahawks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who had neck surgery in November, failed his physical when he visited the Seahawks this month, reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Finley expects his surgeon to proclaim the bone in his neck fusion healed soon, but "that doesn't mean NFL teams will clear him to play football, at least for now," the report said. Finley had the C-3/C-4 vertebrae fused. Some doctors believe those fusions are too high up the neck to ever clear players, the report said.


Report: Jermichael Finley two months away from signing with a team


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Jermichael Finley is at least two months away from being being in a position to sign with a team, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports Friday. Finley, who is still waiting medical clearance to resume playing football, visited the Seahawks earlier this week.

Finley suffered a severe neck injury that required fusion surgery on Oct. 20 against the Browns. In five games, Finley had caught 25 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns in 2013.

'Mutual interest' between Seahawks, Jermichael Finley


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) Jermichael Finley has visited the Seahawks and according to NFL Network there is "mutual interest" between the two sides. A deal could happen once Finley is officially cleared for football.

In five games Finley had 25 catches for 300 yards and three scores last year but suffered a severe neck injury that required fusion surgery.  


Jermichael Finley to visit the Seahawks; deal coming?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) Jermichael Finley has yet to be officially cleared for football after undergoing a neck fusion surgery last season, but the free agent tight end can still meet with prospective teams interested in his services. To that end, NFL Network reports that Finley will have a visit with the Seahawks, according to a source. 

It was previously reported that four other teams -- the Giants, Jets, Chiefs and Steelers -- were also interested in Finley. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora believes Finley will sign a short-term deal with the Seahawks

In five games Finley had 25 catches for 300 yards and three scores last year. 


Jermichael Finley still waiting for medical clearance


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who suffered a serious neck injury with the Packers last season, has not received medical clearance to resume playing football. But he figures to take multiple visits and physicals this week, reports USA Today.

Five teams already interested in Jermichael Finley?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/7/2014) Although he has yet to be cleared following neck fusion surgery, the Boston Globe reports that tight end Jermichael Finley has drawn interest from the Jets, Chiefs, Seahawks, Giants and Steelers. 

Some connections worth noting: Former Packers personnel man John Dorsey is the Chiefs general manager and Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo previously was the quarterbacks coach in Green Bay. Both have some first-hand familiarity with Finley. 


Jermichael Finley to get cleared for football soon?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/6/2014) Jermichael Finley is hoping to be cleared by doctors for football activities soon -- potentially before the start of free agency. The tight end told ProFootballTalk.com that he's aiming to get the green light in a couple of weeks. His doctors are expected to examine him no later than March 11. 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy has said previously he was "open" to having Finley return to the team. The tight end is recovering from spinal fusion surgery after suffering a major neck injury in late October of last year. In five games Finley had 25 catches for 300 yards and three scores last year. 


Giants could be in market for tight end help


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/28/2014) The Giants could look at reuniting offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo with one or two of his former players to fill their void at tight end, reports the Newark Star-Ledger.

McAdoo, who coached the Packers tight ends for six seasons in Green Bay before taking over as quarterbacks coach the past two seasons, likes using the tight end in his offense. The Giants cut Brandon Myers this offseason, and the Packers have two free agents on the market in Andrew Quarless and Jermichael Finley, who is trying to make a comeback following spinal fusion surgery last season.

Either one could be in play for the Giants, who only have Larry Donnell and Adrien Robinson on the roster. Bear Pascoe is going to be an unrestricted free agent.


McCarthy open to Jermichael Finley coming back to Packers


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects tight end Jermichael Finley (neck) will be able to resume his NFL career and hopes that the team would be able to re-sign him, reports ESPN. Finley is an unrestricted free agent.

Finley suffered a bruised spinal cord in an Oct. 20 game against the Browns and underwent single fusion cervical spine surgery in November. He has not yet been cleared to return, but McCarthy indicated that the Packers’ team doctor is encouraged by Finley’s prognosis.

"I'm very open and optimistic about Jermichael coming back," McCarthy said. 


Jermichael Finley thinks he'll be cleared


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/12/2014) Tight end Jermichael Finley, slated to be a free agent this March, is on track to be cleared for football activities. Finley had spinal fusion surgery following a gruesome neck injury in Week 7 vs. the Browns. 

Finley's clearance would come from Dr. Joseph Maroon, who performed the surgery and is familiar with clearing players for game action as he is a team physician with Pittsburgh. 

"In some players, it takes four weeks while in others in can six months or longer," Finley's agent Blake Baratz said to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "In Jermichael's case because of how he has developed and (how) his initial X-Ray looked, Dr. Maroon believes sometime in the next 4-to-8 weeks his should fully heal."

Baratz added that he's not sure where the Packers figure in all of this. The team did not clear safety Nick Collins following his spinal fusion surgery and they might not be willing to clear Finley. But it might not be up to them since 31 other teams will have the chance to check him out and sign him. 


Jermichael Finley's return to Green Bay called 'pretty unlikely'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) It's "pretty unlikely" that free agent tight end Jermichael Finley will return to the Packers, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The paper notes general manager Ted Thompson wouldn't medically clear safety Nick Collins, who had the same neck injury Finley suffered.

Finley has said he'd prefer to stay with Green Bay. He has been mentioned as a possible fit with the Giants.


Jermichael Finley wants to stay with Packers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley would prefer to stay with the Packers, his agent, Blake Baratz, told the New York Post.

“Right now he is a Packer and I know he would love to play his entire career there,’’ Baratz emailed the paper. “For the next five weeks or so they have his exclusive negotiation rights. If it doesn’t work out in Green Bay for whatever reason, then I believe there are a number of teams that could use a talent like Jermichael.’’

The Giants have been mentioned as a possible landing spot because new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo previously coached tight ends in Green Bay and "was credited with aiding Finley's development," the paper said.

Finley, 26, is rehabbing from spinal fusion surgery. He has not been cleared for contact.

“Jermichael is doing great, is working out, running routes, catching balls, and feels no different than he did pre-injury,’’ Baratz said. “His fusion has to fully heal before he is 100 percent ready for contact, but we are all anticipating that occurring in the coming weeks."


Antrel Rolle recruiting Jermichael Finley to Giants


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) As Giants safety Antrel Rolle and Packers tight end Jermichael Finley watched the Super Bowl together, Rolle tried to convince Finley to sign with New York during free agency, reports The Star-Ledger. Rolle said Finley had a positive response and praised new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, the Packers' former quarterbacks coach.

"He said that he would love to be a part of the Giants,” Rolle told the paper. “He was telling me Ben McAdoo is a brain, that he’s going to keep defenses guessing, and he’s very smart."

Finley is coming off spinal fusion surgery and it's unclear when he'll be cleared to play. He turns 27 next month and, if healthy, would represent a big upgrade over 2013 Giants starter Brandon Myers.


Jermichael Finley closing in on clearance for contact


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) Packers tight end Jermichael Finley should receive medical clearance for contact within three or four weeks, per Pro Football Talk. He added that he definitely intends to continue his NFL career after suffering a serious neck injury that required surgery in 2013.


Report: Jermichael Finley not offering injury-related discount


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who's rehabbing from spinal fusion surgery, suggested in a recent interview that he's "not looking to take a discount because of the injury," reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

An impending free agent, Finley suffered the same neck injury that ended safety Nick Collins' career, but the 6-4, 258-pound tight end hopes to play in 2014. He's rehabbing in Green Bay and Minneapolis.

"At some point, the Packers and team doctor Patrick McKenzie will evaluate Finley and decide whether or not to invest long term," the report said.


Jermichael Finley rehabbing in Minneapolis


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he hasn't seen tight end Jermichael Finley in two weeks, adding Finley is rehabbing from his spinal fusion surgery in Minneapolis, reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Finley, an impending free agent, has said he wants to keep playing football.

Jermichael Finley expected to miss 3-4 months


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Packers tight end Jermichael Finley expects to have a 3-4 month recovery, according to NFLNetwork.

Finley is walking, and plans to return to Green Bay Friday. He's hoping to begin light workouts in the next few weeks. 


Jermichael Finley will have spinal fusion surgery


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2013) Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo spinal fusion surgery and plans to play football again, his agent told ProFootballTalk.com. 

“We have collectively determined that while surgery may not be 100 percent necessary, it is a proactive measure that should alleviate future risks with regards to a similar episode or re-injury,” the agent, Blake Baratz, said. “Once surgery has been completed, Jermichael has every intention of resuming his football career, and we fully support his efforts to do so."

Finley suffered the scary neck injury Oct. 20 vs. Cleveland.


Report: Jermichael Finley's career likely over


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2013) Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will have surgery on his C3 and C4 vertebrae, and former Packer Mark Chmura believes Finley's career is over, reports the National Football Post.

"I think it’s gonna be a Nick Collins deal," Chmura told a radio station, per the report. "He’s definitely not gonna play in Green Bay, I’d put my house on that.”

Collins had surgery to fix a herniated disk and did not play again. Finley is on IR after suffering the neck injury Week 7 vs. Cleveland.


Packers place Jermichael Finley on injured reserve


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) The Packers announced Tuesday they placed tight end Jermichael Finley on injured reserve. Finley has been sidelined since suffering a neck injury Week 7 vs. Cleveland.

"It's in best interest of him as man, player, husband," coach Mike McCarthy said of placing Finley on IR. "Everybody agreed he should not play football this year."


Packers announce Week 9 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) The Packers listed seven players as inactive for Monday's game vs. Chicago: tight end Jermichael Finley (neck), linebackers Clay Matthews (thumb) and Nick Perry (foot), wideout Chris Harper, cornerback James Nixon, and defensive ends Josh Boyd and C.J. Wilson.