Nov 6, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) after a game in which the Packers defeated San Diego Chargers 45-38 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Still No Contract Talks Between Green Bay Packers And Jermichael Finley

The Green Bay Packers and tight end Jermichael Finley have still not spoken or made any headway on a new contract, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal.

“Hey, it’s the NFL,” Finley said. “With business right now, I don’t even know what’s going on. … You just have to play that (waiting) game. It’s the Green Bay way I don’t know anything. I’ll just hope for the best.”

Finley finished the 2011 season with 55 catches for 767 yards and eight touchdowns.

If Finley goes into the offseason without a new contract, it is expected that the Packers will slap the franchise tag on their star tight end. When the franchise tag does get placed on Finley, don’t be surprised when his agents make the case for Finley being a receiver and not a tight end. The franchise number for tight ends stands at around $5.5 million, while the number for receivers is significantly larger at $9.5 million.

There is still time for a new contract to be hammered out, but it isn’t looking like the two sides will rush anything. Regardless of how this plays out. I don’t think either side will have hard feelings and Finley will remain a member of the Packers.

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  • Derek Benton

    hes gonna be a patriot!!!!

  • Ben Worthy

    i could see atlanta offering some big money for him since TG has said this will be his last year.

  • Ben Worthy

    derek, why in the world would new england sign him? they’ve made some questionable moves in the past, but they already have two tightends that could start for almost every team.

  • GizzyDJ

    He’s listed as a Tight End so he gets tagged as a Tight End. The reason they’re talking about the receiver tag money being relevant isn’t because he should be tagged as a receiver but rather they’re using that figure to push the Packers into paying alot of money for Finley. Packers have some real cap issues coming up though and they have to make room for Jennings and Rodgers in a short while so right now I doubt they re-sign Finley unless it’s a massively front loaded contract that is easy on the cap later on. That of course comes with it’s own risks as if Finley keeps getting hurt and can’t play they’ll have the same problem with him that Washington had with Haynesworth in that they’ll have given him a bucketload of money already.