Green Bay Packers free agent tight end Jermichael Finley is likely on his way out, and the Packers have re-signed Andrew Quarless and shown interest in Owen Daniels and seem to have moved on from their former star TE. Finley is coming off of an injury that threatened his career, but he is still one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL and would be a great addition for a team that can afford to take a risk on his health.
The Seattle Seahawks make perfect sense as that kind of team, and the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Finley is leaving his visit with the Seahawks today and there is currently mutual interest for a deal. Finley and the Seahawks are still waiting on medical clearance, but I have a feeling he will be signed once he’s clear.
If the Seahawks sign Finley, then Zach Miller’s status with the team is in even more doubt. Set to make $5.8 million in base salary next season, the Seahawks free agent bust at TE is fully expected to take a paycut or be released from that untenable salary. He has a $1 million bonus coming in today, and I think he’s gone if the Seahawks choose to sign Finley, who would be a dynamic weapon in their offense if healthy. They could use better blocking at TE, but Finley is too talented to pass up on if his medicals check out.