Jermichael Finley expected to fully heal

Oct 20, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) catches a pass to score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

According to his agent Blake Baratz, there is a 99.9 percent chance that Jermichael Finley will heal from his spinal fusion, reports Dan Hanzus of Around The League. 

Finley, who spent his first six seasons with the Green Bay Packers, is a free agent-to-be and is not likely to return to Green Bay. According to Baratz, Finley will be recovered in four to eight weeks, which coincides with the start of free agency on March 11th, when Finley will be asked to workout and pass physicals before he is signed by any team.

Perhaps a further indicator that the Packers plan to move on from Finley is their signing of Raymond Webber, an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff who’s had stints with the Jets and Buccaneers in recent years. Webber played receiver in college, but the Packers have listed him as a tight end, per Mike Wilkening of NBC Sports. 

He’ll likely have to fight all offseason to make the Week 1 roster, but Webber could fit as a move tight end in a creative, weapon-filled Packers offense. After spending the 2011 season with the Bucs on IR and then being cut in camp with the Jets in 2012, Webber was signed last season in the CFL by the Calgary Stampders, but was cut in training camp.

 

Topics: Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley, Raymond Webber

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