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Report: Jermichael Finley months away from signing

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An early free agent visit to the Seahawks sparked optimism that Packers tight end Jermichael Finely was close to a return.

That’s apparently not the case.

According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Finley “is at least two months away and maybe several months more from being in position to sign with a team.”

Finley’s recovering from spinal fusion surgery, and the Packers had expressed some optimism about retaining him. The Seahawks will know him as well as any other team, given Seahawks General Manager John Schneider’s ties there.

So if Schneider was pumping the brakes, it’s reasonable to think that Finley needs more time to get himself well, and that the status quo will continue.

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22 Responses to “Report: Jermichael Finley months away from signing”
  1. seatownballers says: Mar 21, 2014 3:02 PM

    I’d rather have Zach Miller on my run first offense

  2. deflateddome says: Mar 21, 2014 3:04 PM

    Schneider knows much more than TT. BTW..Is this the same Dr that cleared Aaron Rodgers? If so, Finley might have to wait for the 2016 season by the time the Packer docters voodoo and leach him, and then finally clear him

  3. hrmlss says: Mar 21, 2014 3:04 PM

    That can’t be Finley in the picture, the ball isn’t falling to the ground.

  4. tcostant says: Mar 21, 2014 3:07 PM

    And in other news, the Giants still have not signed a TE.

  5. icebowler says: Mar 21, 2014 3:25 PM

    I suggest that he go back to college and get his degree, just in case.

  6. ariani1985 says: Mar 21, 2014 3:34 PM

    And he is also months away from being good!

    #whydoesgreenbayloveclownmusic?

  7. deltaoracle says: Mar 21, 2014 3:40 PM

    The educational system in Minnesota is not doing an especially good job when it comes to teaching students how to use the English language.

  8. vegasgreek says: Mar 21, 2014 3:50 PM

    HE SHOULD SIGN WITH THE RAIDERS ALONG WITH SAFETY NICK COLLINS .

  9. fartweasel says: Mar 21, 2014 3:55 PM

    Maybe he should take an anatomy and physiology class or two before deciding that more nfl football is a good idea. He is an idiot if he comes back to play after his surgery and concussion history.

  10. shaggytoodle says: Mar 21, 2014 4:37 PM

    Who do you think helped Schneider learn some of the stuff he knows today.

    He can thank Ted Thomson for some of that.

  11. disgustinguished says: Mar 21, 2014 4:59 PM

    Every single PFT Packers article? PFT poet isn’t just a troll, he’s a stalker.

  12. dcviking says: Mar 21, 2014 5:33 PM

    He should stay in Wisconsin —- takes the Sconnies just as long to figure out how to sign their name on anything….

  13. thegreatjimbrown says: Mar 21, 2014 5:54 PM

    “Schneider knows much more than TT.”

    You might want to do some research on the duds Schneider was involved in picking in GB when Ted Thompson was in SEA building a roster that went to the Superbowl.

    And Schneider doesn’t even have final say in SEA over the personnel. So who knows personnel there, the college coach who was connected to the crew of players coming up in the ranks?

    Or the guy that brought in Breno Giacomini from his former team? You know, one of the worst ranked RTs in the league. I’m not sold on Schneider. Many GMs can build a roster, few can maintain it. Ted has done both. Schneider hasn’t.

  14. GenXJay says: Mar 21, 2014 6:01 PM

    cheese bruises easier than a banana.

  15. zinjaboy says: Mar 21, 2014 6:05 PM

    clown music wins championships – 13 of ‘em.

    send in the clowns.

    #nochampionshipsbutalottalakes

  16. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 22, 2014 12:06 AM

    without rodgers the packers are years away from competing

  17. zinjaboy says: Mar 22, 2014 6:06 PM

    i think i can follow your point – bear with me. do i have this right?

    if a team loses a great player, they won’t be as good and they’ll have to kind of rebuild? ok… yea, i see what you’re saying. good point. whew.

  18. stellarperformance says: Mar 22, 2014 6:37 PM

    Finley agrees that Viking trolls/stalkers are psychotic.

  19. kmartinson says: Mar 22, 2014 6:45 PM

    Schneider has no insight on Finley…..he’s been gone from GB too long. Seattle is going to be faced with huge challenges moving forward and then we’ll see how good he is….Harvin is not going to end well nor would it be a smart move to take Jackson. They are going to be maxed out when they sign Sherman and Wilson…ditto San Francisco. They will be cutting guys left and right as they will need to pony up 30 mil a year on two guys alone.

  20. ysosrious says: Mar 22, 2014 9:34 PM

    @thegreatjimbrown seriously?? Have YOU done your research? Most, if not all, championship teams are bulit by the GM AND HC. I’m sure someone can point our one or two that were not, however those are the exceptions. Therefore, the rule is: to bulid a championship roster, a team must have both a good GM and HC.

    Ted Thompson had Mike Holmgren….they did NOT win a SB and had PLENTY of major busts.

    You insinuate that it’s Carroll that makes decisions not Schnider. What facts can you bring forward to prove this?

    Carroll has PUBLICLY admitted that Schnider is the main talent evaluator, and as a team they make final decisions. Russell Wilson, for example, was all Schnider. Carroll was not wanting him but ultimately agreed after Schnider took a strong stance. Bad decision? Not to mention all of the late round draft picks the two have made that are now atop of their respective positions (M. Smith, R. Sherman, K. Chancellor, K.J. Wright, D. Baldwin-undrafted).

    The Schneider/Carroll duo is one, if not the best talent evaluator teams in the NFL. That is proven by the Seahawks ROTATIONAL and backup players getting serious cash this year in free agency.

    I look forward to a factual and reality based argument.

    ~Cheers!

  21. darklife41 says: Mar 22, 2014 10:47 PM

    ysosrious it’s you who needs to do some research. Ted Thompson took over in ’05 as GM with Mike Sherman as HC. In ’06 he fired Mike Sherman as HC and hired Mike McCarthy. He did not have Mike Holmgren in GB while he was GM. Ron Wolf was GM with Mike Holmgren as HC and they did win a SB. How’s that for factual and reality based?

  22. ysosrious says: Mar 23, 2014 3:42 PM

    I was referring to his (Ted Thompson) tenure in Seattle. 2000-2004, Seattle went to the SB in the 2004-2005 season after Ted left Seattle for Green Bay. While in Seattle, Ted ran the draft boards and headed up the scouting department. The personnel on the Seahawks roster was primarily the work of the Thompson/Holmgren regime.

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