Earlier today, former Green Bay Packers star tight end Jermichael Finley created quite a stir when he sent a rather cryptic tweet out, and many people believed that this indicated he had signed with the Packers. He said, “Let’s Try This Again #GreenBay,” and most of us stayed glued to Twitter for any news about the possible signing.
Per a source close to ESPN NFL Nation’s Rob Demovsky, this tweet from Finley is not indicative of a deal between both sides, nor does it signify that he has finally received medical clearance from his career-threatening neck injury. In fact, the source told ESPN that “there’s no thing going on” between both parties on the negotiation front.
There is, however, something going on when it comes to the health side of things, as ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde reported that Finley is currently in Green Bay right now and is in a meeting with team physician Pat McKenzie, who became something of a household name during the Aaron Rodgers injury. McKenzie and Finley will “talk” and look over MRIs, per Wilde, and I have a feeling the “let’s try this again” was in reference to trying to get cleared after another meeting with McKenzie. As Demovsky notes in his report, this is the second time Finley has met with his former team physician in the last seven weeks.
Although he’s had interest from the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, the Packers have always looked like the most likely landing spot. They have promising rookie TE Richard Rodgers and Andrew Quarless, but I have a feeling they wouldn’t mind signing Finley at the right price. Then again, Finley is looking for his “right price” with a $10 million insurance policy on the table, and he stated earlier this week that he turned down offers from the Steelers.