Jermichael Finley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jermichael Finley to file claim on insurance policy "Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley hasn't given up on playing again. But the former Green Bay Packers standout is moving forward with his backup plan. Finley is filing a claim on his $10 million insurance policy, which can be paid out as soon as Oct. 20 – one year to the day after he..." October 12

  • Jermichael Finley to undergo more tests Wednesday

    USA Today "Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley says he will undergo another round of medical tests Wednesday and send the results to all 32 teams in hopes of landing on a roster before training camp. But after a workout Monday afternoon, Finley told USA TODAY Sports he intends to keep being patient and..." July 16

  • Jermichael Finley: Pittsburgh Steelers offered deals "Jermichael Finley's quest to return to the football field continues at the doctor's office. The free agent tight end will undergo further testing on his injured neck Wednesday and send the results to all 32 teams, Finley told USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Finley recently suggested he was..." July 15

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    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde

    From @JermichaelF88: "This is the best I've felt in this entire crazy process." Says he still very much wants to return to #Packers.

  • With Jermichael Finley out, group works to fill gap

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "All players see the nameplate. Inside the Green Bay Packers locker room, Jermichael Finley's locker remains intact. Even though he's an unrestricted free agent. Even though, medically, the Packers remain in wait-and-see mode. "I love him to death. But he's not here," second-year tight end..." June 15

  • Free agent tight end Finley visits with Patriots

    ESPN Boston "There's another potential suitor for tight end Jermichael Finley, but it's with the same caveat as there is with the Green Bay Packers. Everything hinges on Finley's surgically repaired neck. The free-agent tight end visited the New England Patriots last Friday, according to ESPN's Adam..." June 02

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    Patricia Traina @Patricia_Traina

    Reading between the lines here but I suspect that Jermichael Finley might be looking for more than a one-year veteran minimum deal to play.

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Agent Blake Baratz tells PFT Live that Dr. Maroon has given Jermichael Finley full medical clearance.

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    Tyler Dunne @TyDunne

    Tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo testing on his neck in Green Bay tomorrow (Wednesday), per a source.

  • Report: Dolphins interested in Finley at 'low-risk' rate "If the upcoming MRI on Jermichael Finley's surgically repaired neck brings back promising news, the Seattle Seahawks will have competition for his services. The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have had conversations with Finley's agent and might be interested if the tight end is cleared to..." April 15

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Finley Update: I just spoke with TE Jermichael Finley. Finley told me he's expecting to get an X-ray on his (cont)

  • Could Jermichael Finley join Seattle Seahawks? "Jermichael Finley isn't a member of the Seattle Seahawks yet, but it could be headed that way. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that there is mutual interest on both sides after the tight end's visit with the team. The plan, according to Rapoport, is for a deal to get done,..." March 13

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Healthy market forming for Packers TE Jermichael Finley, coming off injury. Not sure he gets longterm deal, but could do well on 1-2 yr

  • Jermichael Finley, agent optimistic TE will be cleared; Packers future uncertain

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As free agency nears, Jermichael Finley and his agent remain hopeful the tight end will be cleared to play football again relatively soon. Joseph Maroon, the neurosurgeon who performed surgery on the Green Bay Packers tight end’s bruised spine, informed them that there’s a “99.9%” chance the..." February 13

  • Antrell Rolle recruits Jermichael Finley to the Giants

    Pro Football Talk "Free agency begins on March 11. Three days earlier, teams can start talking to the agents of the looming free agents. Until then, plenty of communications will occur. Some will violate the rules. Some won’t. For example, if a player from one team starts working on a player from another..." February 04

  • Finley raves about his relationship with Aaron Rodgers

    Pro Football Talk "Packers tight end Jermichael Finley could leave the team next month via free agency. He told PFT Live on Friday that he definitely wants to stay. One reason he wants to stay arguably once was one of the reasons he wanted to leave — his relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In 2012,..." February 02

  • Finley wants to stay with Packers, but he’s eyeballing Seattle

    Pro Football Talk "Packers tight end Jermichael Finley had plenty to say during a visit with PFT Live from Radio Row on Friday. For starters, Finley said he’ll soon be cleared for contact, after a neck injury that required fusion surgery last year. Finley will be a free agent on March 11. He wants to stay with..." February 01

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Jermichael Finley (neck surgery) just told me his doctor is 99.9 percent certain Finley will be cleared for contact in the next 3-4 weeks.

  • Chmura: Finley said he’s having neck surgery on Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "After Packers tight end Jermichael Finley suffered a neck injury last month, speculation emerged that the defect that caused him to suffer a spinal cord contusion could require surgery. Since then, little had been said about the possibility of surgery. On Monday, former Packers tight end Mark..." November 12

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Jermichael Finley to have more medical visits this week before Packers decide IR. He has big insurance policy in event career-ending injury

  • NFL won't fine Tashaun Gipson for hit on Jermichael Finley

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The hit that hospitalized Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has officially been deemed a clean play by the NFL. A league spokesperson told that Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson was not fined for the shoulder-to-head contact that caused Finley to suffer a..." October 25

  • Packers tight end Jermichael Finley wants to keep playing

    CBS Sports "Jermichael Finley is out of the ICU and has feeling in his arms and legs. Obviously that's great news even though Finley remains in the hospital. But for those who were wondering whether Finley now that he's suffered two major injuries this season would want to continue to play wonder no more...." October 24

  • Jermichael Finley out of ICU, has 'full feeling' in arms and legs

    CBS Sports "Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was carted off the field on Sunday and ended up spending the night in the intensive care unit. There was serious concern about his short- and long-term health but good news came in the form of some Finley tweets Monday. Finley in a series of messages on..." October 22

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Even though Jermichael Finley should be able to play NFL again it would not be surprising if Packers consider IR sometime this week

  • Packers' Finley dignosed with bruised spinal cord in his neck

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The future of Jermichael Finley on the football field remains unknown. There were no timetables set Monday. Timetables took a backseat. But a source did confirm that the Green Bay Packers tight end suffered a bruised spinal cord in his neck against the Cleveland Browns. He is expected to..." October 22

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    Tyler Dunne @TyDunne

    McCarthy says Jermichael Finley suffered a "significant injury." Says a timeline would be "premature. ...he's up in good spirits."

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    However it'll probably be weeks before #Packers know if/when Finley can get back on field. Still under evaluation right now.

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Packers TE Jermichael Finley in ICU after his neck injury. He has not had surgery as of early this a.m. and status uncertain. Monitoring.

  • Packers' teammates shaken up by Finley's injury, hoping for the best

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As one of the first players on the scene Andrew Quarless tried to help Jermichael Finley up. The Packers tight end took a violent shot from Cleveland's Tashaun Gipson on a 10-yard reception. "And he told me he couldn’t move" Quarless said "so I said ‘Just stay there.’ It was..." October 21

  • Jermichael Finley leaves field via stretcher

    Pro Football Talk "Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was removed from the field on a stretcher after a helmet-to-helmet collision in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against Cleveland. According to Kevin Harlan of CBS Finley has “feeling in all of his extremities.” Finley did appear to be moving his arms as..." October 20

  • Packers' Finley fires back at NFL on Twitter about fine

    USA Today "Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley went public Friday with his frustration over the $15750 fine he received for what the NFL determined was an illegal crackback block in last weekend's win over the Baltimore Ravens. "Thanks To @nfl For The Fine For Playing Football" Finley wrote on..." October 18

  • Jermichael Finley again faces heightened expectations

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's third and 3 late in the fourth quarter and a 5-foot-10 safety is covering 6-5 Jermichael Finley one-on-one? Don't expect to see that again anytime soon. It happened with just under 2 minutes to go in the Green Bay Packers' 19-17 victory over Baltimore Sunday and the result was a 52-yard..." October 18

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    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    Here's why the Stoneburner move was made: TE Jermichael Finley is going to be playing a lot of WR with Cobb gone. #Packers

  • Jermichael Finley cleared to play

    ESPN "On the day Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley returned to practice following his Week 3 concussion he said the hit that knocked him out was not a dirty play. In fact Finley said he did not think his concussion was even caused by Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka. "The hit got..." October 03

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    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    #Packers practice: LB Clay Matthews RB James Starks TE Jermichael Finley RB John Kuhn CB Jarrett Bush and CB Casey Hayward are out.

  • Packers Finley describes his concussion experience, says son doesn’t want him to play

    Pro Football Talk "With a Week Four bye Packers tight end Jermichael Finley won’t have to worry about whether he’ll be cleared to play only seven days after suffering a concussion. If Finley’s five-year-old son had his way Finley never would be cleared. “‘Daddy I don’t want you to play football anymore’”..." September 28

  • Bengals' Iloka gets fined $15,000 for hit on Finley

    Pro Football Talk "When we said that Bengals safety George Iloka would be getting a package from the league we were technically wr-wr-wr-inaccurate. He’s already gotten it. Per a league source Iloka was fined $15000 for the hit applied to the head of Packers tight end Jermichael Finley when Finley was in a..." September 25

  • Packers' Finley is a dude with a new attitude

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "He sits in his locker all 6 feet 5 inches and 247 pounds of him staring down at his bare feet. This one Jermichael Finley says. The Green Bay Packers tight end points to the big toe on his right foot. He can bend it forward. He can't tilt it up. The first drive of this season linebacker Patrick..." September 22

  • Jermichael Finley walks off after big hit, wobbly legs, out with concussion

    CBS Sports "No one likes seeing someone stay on the ground after a helmet-to-helmet hit. It's even worse when the player in question -- in this case the Packers Jermichael Finley -- wobbles around the field before falling to the ground. Finley took a shot from George Iloka while attempting to catch a pass..." September 22

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    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde

    #Packers practice: Finley (toe) practicing. Lacy (concussion) and Hayward/Bush/Burnett (hamstrings) watching. Kuhn (hamstring) not here.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Packers TE Jermichael Finley will play today. Listed as probable had his toe checked out early last week. He's fine. Normal maintenance.

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    Both Finley and Sitton were practicing in full pads.

  • Jermichael Finley flew to Minnesota to treat toe injury "The Green Bay Packers have a better offense when Jermichael Finley is on the field. It's too soon to say if he'll be available for their Week 2 matchup against the Washington Redskins. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Finley traveled to Minnesota this week to receive..." September 12

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    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    #Packers practice: Sitton Finley are out; Burnett (hamstring) and Perry (stinger) are practicing.

  • NFL Finley wants to let performance do the talking

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "No more discussions about chemistry issues. No more proclamations about being an elite tight end. No more verbal takedowns of respected NFL veterans. At least not right now. Jermichael Finley has apparently learned his lesson. After years of being the Green Bay Packers' most outspoken player..." August 01

  • Jermichael Finley staying with the Packers at $8.25M

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "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..." March 25

  • Jermichael Finley won't take pay cut

    ESPN "Jermichael Finley told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Wednesday that he wouldn't be willing to accept a pay cut in order to stay with the Green Bay Packers. The tight end is due a $3 million roster bonus on March 27 and there were rumblings during last season that the team was preparing to cut ties..." February 28

  • McCarthy clear on Jermichael Finley issue

    ESPN "The future of Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has been a matter of public discussion since December, when the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the team planned to part ways with him after the season. According to the report, salary cap considerations and a disappointing start in..." February 25

  • McCarthy's comments suggest Finley will return

    ESPN Wisconsin "If the Green Bay Packers don’t plan on bringing tight end Jermichael Finley back, someone probably needs to tell coach Mike McCarthy. Listening to McCarthy speak Friday afternoon at the NFL Scouting Combine, it’s almost impossible to imagine the Packers releasing Finley in an effort to save..." February 23

  • 2013 NFL Free Agency: A Look at Jermichael Finley's Status

    ACME Packing Company "Everyone has an opinion on Jermichael Finley. There's no question that he's a supremely athletic, talented tight end, but there's also no question that he has not lived up to that potential. His status with the Packers appears very much undecided at this point as well, and many fans would be happy..." February 10