Despite receiving interest from a multitude of teams, tight end Jermichael Finley still has yet to find a new home. Finley, who has been the Green Back Packers best tight end over the past few years, suffered what many people believed to be a career threatening neck injury last season. Even with the severity of the injury, Finley has hopes of resuming his football career as early as this season.
Per The Miami Herald, Jermichael Finley has had conversations with the Miami Dolphins. Even with the emergence of Charles Clay last season, the Miami Dolphins could be looking to add yet another offensive weapon for third year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
As opposed to the Herald’s report, Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel warns that the Dolphins interest in Finley is strictly of the “we-want-more-information.” Hyde believes that if Finley does receive medical clearance, Miami will look to give Finley a “low-money, low-risk” contract; not going beyond the one-year $4.25 million contract they gave Dustin Keller last season.
The Dolphins and Finley might actually be a pretty good match. Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and Finley have worked together in the past, as Philbin was the offensive coordinator for Green Bay during Finley’s first four seasons.
Of course, Finley has yet to be cleared for football activities. However, he is scheduled to undergo X-rays and an MRI in the coming week, with the results being sent out to the teams that have interest in signing the tight end.
Originally, the Seattle Seahawks showed significant interest in Finley, having him perform a physical a few weeks ago. Finley went onto fail the physical, and as a result, there has been little to no reports linking Finley to any team, prior to the Herald’s report.