Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley Shows He's Not a Team Player

By Dan Parzych
(Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports)

The Green Bay Packers are one of a few teams facing plenty of decisions to make this offseason as they look to make another run at the NFC North title in 2013 and one of their biggest challenges involves what to do what tight end Jermichael Finley. The last thing the Packers want to do is overpay for their tight end and he’s certainly not making things any easier after saying he won’t take a pay cut–which is why the team should just part ways with him during the offseason.

Finley is scheduled to make $8.75 million next season and despite catching a career high of 61 passes, he only recorded 667 receiving yards and found the end zone just twice. For a player that made a bold statement not too long ago that he was capable of being the league’s best pass-catching tight end, Finley should have been able to display better numbers.

Even if they end up losing Greg Jennings this offseason, Green Bay is still loaded with plenty of talent at wide receiver between Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb–so they could certainly afford to lose Finley. The fact that Finley has come out and made it clear that he won’t take a pay cut shows that he’s not a team player like some of the other members on the Packers and clearly–the tight end is nowhere close to being worth the $8.75 million he’s scheduled to make in 2013.

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