The Green Bay Packers are fully expected to move on from Jermichael Finley, who is heavily linked to the Seattle Seahawks, and they are showing interest in former Houston Texans starting tight end Owen Daniels as Finley’s replacement. But the Packers have agreed to a deal with a different tight end today, as the team has announced that they have re-signed No. 2 TE Andrew Quarless.
It’s a solid move by the Packers to bring back Quarless, and it was pretty much an obvious move with the tight end position still in a state of flux. Quarless isn’t starting material right now, but he is just 25 and had interest from other teams. He has the upside to be a very good tight end in this league due to his excellent athleticism and raw tools, and the Packers could potentially harness his skill-set as a blocker.
Quarless’s deal, per an NFL Source close to the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Pete Dougherty, is for two years, and it’s hard to see this not being a great deal for both sides. Last season, Quarless had 32 receptions for 312 yards, and I would be surprised if he didn’t improve on those numbers going forward. He still needs to produce at a higher level and become much more consistent, but the talent is clearly there.