Ten minutes after the deadline, Jermichael Finley announced the news himself.

He's staying in Green Bay.

"Ecstatic 2 b back w @packers. Best place on earth," Finley tweeted. "Thank u 2 my agents & family @blakebaratz@Jhart5266. I appreciate all that u do. #pack."

The Packers will pay Finley's $3 million roster bonus due tomorrow and stick to his $8.25 million base salary for 2013.

Recently, one source indicated that the Packers talked to Finley's camp about his contract, uncomfortable with his current salary. The tight end didn't budge, leaving general manager Ted Thompson and negotiator Russ Ball with a decision to make. And in the end, the Packers decided to stand by their tight end who turns 26 years old on Tuesday.