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Jermichael Finley to visit Seahawks for physical

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Packers tight end Jermichael Finley won’t have to wait long to find out if he’s ready to be cleared.

The free agent is headed to Seattle tonight, and will take a physical for the Seahawks tomorrow, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Finley’s condition has been a question since he had surgery to fuse two vertebrae in his neck, but all the recent reports have been optimistic.

If he’s well and signs there, he gives quarterback Russell Wilson another dynamic weapon in the passing game, on a team that barely needed last year’s big addition (Percy Harvin) to win a Super Bowl title.

Finley hinted at this move in January, saying he wouldn’t hesitate to hop on a plane.

And he didn’t.

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41 Responses to “Jermichael Finley to visit Seahawks for physical”
  1. scmems07 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:20 PM

    shame, he just missed out of the only superbowl seattle will ever have.

    *

  2. seahawksteven777 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:21 PM

    Good addition if his health checks out.

  3. hawktawker says: Mar 11, 2014 5:21 PM

    You’ll love it here Jermichael!! 12th man!!!

  4. 12thlegion says: Mar 11, 2014 5:24 PM

    If he can hold up physically, then our O is going to start looking as scary as our D.

  5. brooklynniner19 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:26 PM

    If he stays healthy, it would be a great addition to SEA.

  6. 12thmanseattle says: Mar 11, 2014 5:29 PM

    So long Zach Miller?

  7. sonofsamadams says: Mar 11, 2014 5:29 PM

    I’d rather keep Miller. Finley now has an injury history and he catches balls like someone dipped his fingers in KY Jelly. Someone like Aaron Rodgers. KY. Rodgers. Men.

  8. uwsptke says: Mar 11, 2014 5:30 PM

    This is for sure good news for Seattle maternity ward nurses who need some extra overtime in 9 months.

  9. intelligent cement says: Mar 11, 2014 5:30 PM

    Interesting to see how much attention the Seahawks pay to the NFC North….

  10. broncos4ever says: Mar 11, 2014 5:31 PM

    to many drops

  11. aceakking says: Mar 11, 2014 5:31 PM

    This ain’t fair. Seahawks ain’t fair.

  12. chawks111 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:32 PM

    Health concerns aside, if all checks out, I’m sure SEA will sign him. Need to have a solid backup though.

  13. purpleguy says: Mar 11, 2014 5:32 PM

    I wonder how loud the 12th man will boo when he drops his 3rd pass in a game?

  14. pacificnw7722 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:33 PM

    Oh HELL YES! Make this happen general manager John Schneider!

  15. dukeearl says: Mar 11, 2014 5:34 PM

    Seattle now has basically the same defense, a better offense and can concentrate on O-line in the draft.
    Well played so far.

  16. threefeetaway says: Mar 11, 2014 5:37 PM

    Miller is better, but his cap number this year is big. Finley will need a “prove it” deal with being hurt so will be much cheaper.

  17. bennyb82 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:38 PM

    If Finley stays healthy this is a great pickup. Miller surprisingly was the highest paid Seahawk last year and I do not see Finley demanding that kind of pay. Finley is also pretty versatile for a TE which could prove beneficial when Wilson scrambles.

  18. despenc925 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:42 PM

    leave Aaron Rodgers to go with Russell Wilson?! unless he’s originally form Seattle, that’s a dumb move

  19. touchdown12seahawks says: Mar 11, 2014 5:42 PM

    I’d be okay with a one year prove it type deal.
    He has been inconsistent, drops a lot of easy balls, and now the health concerns.
    I trust John and Pete will do what is best, they always do!

  20. despenc925 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:42 PM

    from*

  21. scmems07 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:42 PM

    when finley was with the packers….”he’s terrible….always hurt….drops everything….packers suck”…..now it’s, “oh, this is going to be great, he is going to make this offense so much better, he is versatile” seattle fan’s, always good for a laugh.

  22. dukeearl says: Mar 11, 2014 5:42 PM

    Seattle is based on competing for the position each week.
    Whichever proves out in practice will be the started. I don’t expect either to be cut. (Providing Finley passes Physical)

  23. seaeagle707 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:45 PM

    Not having to play on the rock hard tundra of the Cheese Bowl, will virtually guarantee that he’ll be healthier.

  24. packfan0492 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:56 PM

    One day he wants to play for Green Bay, next day he wants to play for any team. Couple days later he wants his family and no more football. He got hit in the head one too many times or going where money talks.

  25. jmethane says: Mar 11, 2014 6:04 PM

    Packfan I bet like Bennett, after playing in clink 10 times a year as the home team, Finley will never want to leave.

  26. hawksfan99 says: Mar 11, 2014 6:11 PM

    This would be a helluva signing if we would get him. Zach miller, Luke Willson, jermichael finley that sounds good. That’s the best tight end group in the leauge in my opinion.

  27. thebirdofprey2 says: Mar 11, 2014 6:12 PM

    Wow its so tough for me to say if this will be an upgrade of Zach Miller because he has been such a beast in blocking.

    If healthy the upside of Finley is just so appealing. Our GM and coach make the right moves. Exciting off-season for Seattle fans already. Rest of you sound kinda mad.

  28. Matt B says: Mar 11, 2014 6:24 PM

    If they sign Finley, he’s going to force out Miller. McCoy and Willson are there too. Solid rotation.

  29. claymus1 says: Mar 11, 2014 6:44 PM

    Luke Willson is going to break out hugely this coming season…A one year prove it might make sense tho..two tight end stuff may add another wrinkle to Seattle’s offense. Lots to look forward to.

  30. packerbackersince71 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:03 PM

    … Hands of Stone … Good Riddance !!! …and he WILL Drop the Big One , ALWAYS !!! …

  31. theclink12 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:32 PM

    If he is a healthy I love the move. He will be a cheap signing…very good value.

  32. vikescry1 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:32 PM

    good luck j mike.

  33. jbvikes says: Mar 11, 2014 8:54 PM

    After a frenzied first day of free agent signings and THIS is the only news the Pack can generate???? I’m YAWNING!!

  34. stellarperformance says: Mar 11, 2014 8:55 PM

    Overrated. The guy never lived up to the hype. I would like to see him remain in a GB uniform, but only at a reasonable price. He owes THEM money.

  35. icebowler says: Mar 11, 2014 9:18 PM

    He may be cleared to take a hit again but will he have his old range of motion in his neck? If he can’t run deep down the seam while keeping his eyes on the QB anymore, his value is extremely diminished.

  36. jhtobias says: Mar 11, 2014 11:58 PM

    Listen up Packer fans defense wins championships !!! I hate the hawks , but you got to hand it to them why do you think they won the title !!!!

    Until you realize that Ted t didnot draft and develop anyone on defense it was schnieder doing the deals !!!!

    This is not capers fault he actually did awesome for what he had to work with… Go ahead call for capers head whatever … TT has the final say on personal …

    This is sad no saftey no decent ilb one guy who can rush the passer and no one to stop the run.. Ya you might as well trade arod your wasting his career with that misreable d.. Sorry ass thompson

  37. longtimefanhtr says: Mar 12, 2014 9:48 AM

    @jhtobias. Ted loves free agency. He doesn’t participate other than to discard his own players for whatever reason thereby accumulating third round (well they are actually fourth since they come at the end of the third round) picks.

    And yes Schneider seems to have been a big factor in his drafting. Other than Lacy not much since he left in 2010 especially on defense.

  38. toddbook says: Mar 12, 2014 10:27 AM

    If you sign him Seattle, not only do you have to worry about future health but Finley, while he does make some plays, also drops more passes than any receiver/TE I’ve ever seen.

  39. gohawks7 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:23 AM

    I’d rather see Luke Willson become the next GRONK!!

  40. theawkwardyears says: Mar 12, 2014 12:59 PM

    A great addition to tradition of Pass dropping TE’s in Seattle . Finley is the new Jeremy Stevens!

  41. lakersmw says: Mar 12, 2014 3:52 PM

    Don’t get to happy look at history teams haven’t made it back to the scowl after winning or going

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