Free agency doesn’t open until March 11, but Giants safety Antrel Rolle has started doing some early recruiting.
Rolle said this week that he’s working on getting tight end Jermichael Finley to come to the team, which hired offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo away from Green Bay last month. McAdoo had been the tight ends coach in Green Bay from 2006-2011 before moving to work with the quarterbacks.
Rolle said that Finley told him that he would love to join the Giants, but Finley told PFT Live that he wants to return to the Packers. His agent Blake Baratz echoed that desire while saying the Giants were one of several teams that would be in consideration if a return to Green Bay doesn’t work out.
“Right now he is a Packer and I know he would love to play his entire career there,” Baratz said, via the New York Post. “For the next five weeks or so they have his exclusive negotiation rights. If it doesn’t work out in Green Bay for whatever reason then I believe there are a number of teams that could use a talent like Jermichael.”
During his visit to PFT Live, Finley also said that he anticipated getting cleared for contact soon after last year’s neck injury and ensuing fusion surgery. Baratz had a similar timeline, although individual teams may still have different opinions about whether it is medically sound for Finley to get back on the field.