NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers Will Release Offensive Starter After the Season
It’s being rumored that Green Bay Packers and tight end Jermichael Finley will cut ties after the 2012 season. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the team “not only wants to get rid of Finley but has decided to do exactly that in the off-season.”
Finley will be shopped first before cut, since has fairly solid trade value as he is considered a upper level tight end so the Packers might get a mid round pick for him. The best news for the Packers end is if he’s traded or cut is when he signed a new two-year contract after the scouting combine this year and the team didn’t provide any guaranteed money.
It’s speculated this might be a way to send a message to Finley to shape up as he’s been complaining most of this season about the lack of targets. I doubt that it is the case, I think he’s good as gone from Green Bay and that will be better for him and the Packers. Less drama for the team and a change of scenery would allow his career to flourish.
A team like the Atlanta Falcons that would be a great fit for him but he’d be similar situation as he wouldn’t be anything more than the 3rd at best target behind Roddy White and Julio Jones, with those two targets I think he could be okay with that especially going to another team with a franchise quarterback in place by way of Matt Ryan. Finley also could help the Falcons have an instant replacement for sure fire Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez if he decides to retire after this year which could be extremely likely.
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