Green Bay Packers Should Part Ways With Jermichael Finley

By Dan Parzych
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The Green Bay Packers have plenty of important decisions to make during the offseason and have already made a few key moves–like parting ways with Charles Woodson. However, the offense has one important decision to make–what to do with tight end Jermichael Finley.

There have been times when Finley has gone out on a limb and claimed himself as the league’s best pass-catching tight end, but that was far from the case during the 2012 season as he caught 61 passes for 667 yards and just two touchdowns. Finley certainly showed potential for becoming one of the league’s top pass-catching tight ends in 2011 after catching 55 passes for 767 yards and eight touchdowns, but he made it clear last year that he’s not worth the money the Packers would have to pay him for the 2013 season.

Plus, when looking at Green Bay’s situation at wide receiver–they already have plenty of talented players capable of breaking the 1,000-yard receiving mark. Even if Greg Jennings isn’t back for the 2013 season, Aaron Rodgers still has Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and James Jones to rely on in the passing game.

In other words, the Packers need to play it smart and just part ways with Finley considering he’s replaceable at tight end. There may have been a time when Finley showed potential, but that’s clearly not even close to being the case, which is why they should just part ways with Finley during the offseason as they continue to prepare for 2013.

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