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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:21:28 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) has announced his retirement from professional football.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:25:30 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) has received interest from some teams but likely will not play in 2014, according to sources. Finley is finalizing a $10 million disability insurance policy that likely would be paid to him in a few months if he does not play this season. Finley is still not able to pass a physical at this point.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:55:40 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks are not looking at free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) after losing TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') to an apparent torn Achilles' tendon.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:07:32 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is scheduled to meet with doctors Thursday, July 17, to review MRI's and discuss the next step in the process. There is nothing imminent between Finley and the Green Bay Packers.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:41:00 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) is still a possible option for the New York Giants, according Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. Samuel said the team could consider Finely if TE Adrien Robinson and TE Larry Donnell fail to impress during the preseason.
Fantasy Tip: As often as the Giants throw the ball, whoever ends up securing the starting TE job will be become a potential sleeper at the position.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:06:19 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) is receiving interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers. It should be noted that the Steelers' neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon, performed Finley's surgery in November and cleared him in May. "Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain't what it's supposed to be," said Finley, who has 223 career catches for 2,785 yards and 20 touchdowns. "If I quit the game right now, I can take tax-free money, and that's a difficult thing that I'm going through with myself …"
Fantasy Tip: Finley should be on your radar as a TE2 if he signs with a team. Now that he's been cleared, the road back is looking more clear. He's definitely a risk, but one with some upside if he stays healthy and decides to play.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:23:13 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) plans to undergo another round of tests Wednesday, July 16, and he will send those tests to all 32 teams in an effort to show that he is fully healthy.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:12:40 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) said he is feeling as good as he has during the entire process of recovering from spinal fusion surgery. Finley said he very much wants to return to the Green Bay Packers.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:01:33 -0700
The Green Bay Packers could still re-sign free-agent TE Jermichael Finley.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:37:52 -0700
The New England Patriots may still in play for free-agents TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) and TE Dustin Keller (Dolphins), even though they signed TE Kyle Auffray Monday, June 9.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:26:28 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers could show an interest in free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) if they can sign him at the right price. However, interest is not believed to be heavy at this time, although he has been cleared to return from spinal fusion surgery.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:00:05 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers have met with free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck), and their team doctor cleared Finley to participate in football activities. The team's doctor performed the neck surgery on Finley.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:51:32 -0700
The Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers).
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:10:51 -0700
The Washington Redskins likely will not show interest in free-agent TEs Dustin Keller (Dolphins) and Jermichael Finley (Packers) this offseason.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:25:02 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) has no plans currently to work out for the New York Giants, but sources indicate that could change in the near future.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:16:20 -0700
The New England Patriots recently met with free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers), according to sources.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:14:38 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks are no longer pursuing free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers), according to a league source.
Thu, 29 May 2014 16:29:29 -0700
It is believed the New York Giants have reached out to free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers), but there has not been any visits scheduled at this point.
Thu, 29 May 2014 14:41:34 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) will be visiting with a mystery team Friday, May 30, according to his agent, Blake Baratz.
Thu, 29 May 2014 09:48:24 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) has been given full medical clearance by his doctor, according to his agent, Blake Baratz.
Fantasy Tip: If this is true, Finley could sign with a team relatively shortly. That team could be his old squad, the Green Bay Packers, as they have indicated a willingness to bring him back if he's fully healthy.
Wed, 14 May 2014 16:29:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he considers free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) to still be part of the team. "In my mind, he's a Green Bay Packer, hopefully," McCarthy said. "He's going through a tough medical situation that we all recognize is a serious injury. My understanding is he's doing everything and beyond to get himself ready, and we'll continue to watch that."
Mon, 12 May 2014 16:05:05 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is still not ruling out the possibility that the team will re-sign TE Jermichael Finley (neck), even though he has not received clearance from doctors to resume his career. Finley would also need to be cleared by team doctors before they took a chance on him.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:03:49 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (tests) is expected to have tests on his neck soon. The results will not be known for a couple days as they are sent back to Pittsburgh.
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:15:22 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is scheduled to get an X-ray on his surgically repaired neck Monday, April 27. Finley will continue to undergo X-rays every six to eight weeks until he is cleared for football activities.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:23:09 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins have told the agent of free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) that they could be interested in signing Finley if he is cleared to play again after next surgery.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:25:11 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have talked to free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers).
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:47:38 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) will have X-rays on his neck Thursday, April 10, and will undergo an MRI exam within two weeks. The scans will then be looked at by Dr. Joseph Maroon, the neurosurgeon who performed the spinal fusion on Finley last year. Finley hopes to share the results with interested teams if they are positive. The Green Bay Packers, Finley's former team, are one of the interested parties, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Fantasy Tip: Finley is unlikely to make a huge impact next year if he lands on a team. The odds may still be pretty low that he actually signs with a team this offseason, and that will depend largely on the results of his tests in the coming weeks.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:43:10 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) still isn't medically cleared to continue his playing career. Finley reportedly failed his physical with the Seattle Seahawks several weeks ago, and he's been working regularly with trainers in Minnesota and Arizona this offseason. "He had a serious injury. I know there is a lot of excitement, based on what I've been told. I haven't seen him work out, but I guess his workouts have gone really well. He's in great shape. I know he feels good. The reality is this injury is going to take some time. We'll continue to watch it," McCarthy said.
Fantasy Tip: Finley's injury was very serious and could still be career-threatening. If he does sign with a team, he'll be a huge risk, both in reality and for fantasy football gamers.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:34:19 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) (neck) has been working out in full and there are reports he looks in tip-top shape. However, head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Jan. 25, that a decision to potentially bring him back will come down to how the team doctors feel about the risk of re-injury. "It's great to hear that he's training and feels great and that's a big part of rehab," McCarthy said. "You feel good and everything, but you have to trust the information that's available to the doctors. I think you have to really be smart with those types of injuries."
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:50:27 -0700
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team will continue to keep in touch with free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) (Packers). "It's just a matter of safety for him," Schneider said. "I think in his mind, with his people, and his doctors, he needs to get in a good spot."
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:37:54 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) failed a physical during his visit with the Seattle Seahawks.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:39:58 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) (Packers) could still be months away from signing with an NFL team. Finley visited the Seattle Seahawks and the team wants him to stay in touch after the passage of time.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:02:42 -0700
There are indications that the Seattle Seahawks are considering signing free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers).
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:21:07 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) has left his meeting with the Seattle Seahawks without a contract agreement.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:09:04 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks and unrestricted free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck, Packers) share mutual interest, but the team is waiting on his medical clearance. He has left Seattle without a contract.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:59:09 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) will visit with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:27:17 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) is expected to visit teams this week even though he has not received medical clearance to play yet.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:50:09 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Jermichael Finley's (neck) neurosurgeon will examine his scans Saturday, March 8, to determine if Finley should be given full medical clearance.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:32:16 -0800
There is a healthy market forming for impending Green Bay Packers free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) despite the fact that he's coming off a serious injury. He may not receive a long-term deal, though.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:53:43 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic about the potential for TE Jermichael Finley (neck) to resume his playing career based on the reports from team doctor Patrick McKenzie. "Pat (McKenzie) doesn't feel the same way about Jermichael as he felt about Nick (Collins)," McCarthy said. "So I'm very open and optimistic about Jermichael coming back. I think the specifics of their injuries are different."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:33:31 -0800
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) will be healed in four to eight weeks and is hopeful of being cleared to play football again. According to his agent, his neurosurgeon told him that he has a 99.9 percent chance the neck fusion will fully heal.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:25:01 -0800
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) and his agent are optimistic that he'll be cleared to play soon, but his future with Green Bay remains uncertain.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:24:28 -0800
Impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers)(neck) and his agent are hoping to get medical clearance in the near future to return to football activities. Agent Blake Baratz believes that clearance could come in the next four-to-eight weeks. "In some players, it takes four weeks while in others in can six months or longer," Baratz said. "In Jermichael's case because of how he has developed and (how) his initial X-Ray looked, Dr. Maroon believes sometime in the next 4-8 weeks his should fully heal."
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:18:38 -0800
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is doing just fine in his rehab from spinal fusion surgery, according to his agent, Blake Baratz. "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. Jermichael is a rare breed that creates a mismatch for defenses. Whenever you have a player that can do that he is a valuable asset."
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:18:11 -0800
Blake Baratz, the agent for Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck), said his client would love to remain with the Packers. "Right now he is a Packer and I know he would love to play his entire career there," Baratz said. "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." However, the Packers may not give Finley medical clearance to play after he underwent spinal fusion surgery last year.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:27:12 -0800
Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) would love to be a part of the team, according to FS Antrel Rolle. "He said he would love to be a part of the Giants," said Rolle.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:21:37 -0800
New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle said he has talked with Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley about possibility signing with the Giants this offseason. "He's an extreme talent, he's an exceptional guy," Rolle said. "More importantly, he's a fiery guy, and that's something we can use on the offensive side of the ball, a guy with some intensity … He's a guy I would love to be a teammate with, and I think we could do some great things together."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:05:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is expected to be cleared for contact in the next three-to-four weeks. Finley said his doctor is 99.9 percent confident that he'll play again. Finley has already been cleared to run routes and catch passes.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:39:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) underwent successful spinal fusion surgery Thursday, Nov. 14, and he's up and walking already. Finley is returning to Green Bay and hopes to start doing light workouts in what is expected to be a three- to four-month recovery schedule.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:37:10 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is hoping to resume his playing career after undergoing neck surgery, according to his agent, Blake Baratz.