Packers tight end Jermichael Finley finally has gotten some good news. But it doesn’t mean he’ll soon be joining a new team. Or rejoining his former team, the Packers.
Finley’s agent, Blake Baratz, said on Thursday’s PFT Live that Finley has received clearance from Dr. Joseph Maroon. The Pittsburgh neurosurgeon performed the fusion of the C3-C4 vertebrates in Finley’s spine following a spinal cord contusion suffered during the 2013 season.
Finley still has to be cleared medically by the doctors employed by a team interested in signing him. Baratz said Finley will be making a team visit on Friday; Baratz declined to name the team, citing a request made by the organization for silence. (Hello, Patriots.)
In March, Finley visited the Seahawks. The Packers seem to have ongoing interest in a reunion.
The Packers would probably be the best landing spot for Finley in terms of fantasy value, though the Patriots might be a good spot as well. He will have to be cleared to play by their doctors before he'll be offered a contract, but it's a good sign that the doctor who performed the surgery has cleared him to play. If he re-signs with the Packers, he'll likely land in the #12-#15 range in our TE rankings due to injury risk.