The Packers might have been “uncomfortable” with the idea tight end Jermichael Finely’s making $8.25 million.
But they’re apparently not uncomfortable enough to do anything about it.
Finley just tweeted he was “ecstatic to be back” with the Packers, and according to multiple reports, there’s a reason for that.
He’s due a $3 million roster bonus tomorrow, and has a base salary of $4.45 million, which seemed ripe to be restructured. But the Packers didn’t cut his pay, and will pay the bonus as scheduled.
While they probably could have squeezed him in the current climate, which isn’t exactly conducive to expensive veterans, the Packers also need him. After losing Greg Jennings to the Vikings, the Packers needed to keep one of their established playmakers on offense.