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Packers | Franchise tag likely for Jermichael Finley

The Green Bay Packers are likely to slap the franchise tag on TE Jermichael Finley, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. The franchise number for tight ends is expected to drop from $7.3 million in 2011 to about $5.5 million due to the change in how the figure is calculated under the new collective bargaining agreement. There has been talk Finley will attempt to qualify as a receiver for franchise tag purposes, but he clearly played the majority of his snaps in-line as a TE and won't be able to win that argument.

2012-02-01 17:58:32 | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Silverstein

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