When we last checked in with free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, he was waiting to have an X-ray and other tests done on his surgically repaired neck to see if he has progressed enough to get medically cleared for the 2014 season.
According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, that X-ray will be done in Arizona on Monday with MRI and CAT scans to follow if all looks good on the X-ray. Pelissero reports that Finley is “on track,” but that it remains “unclear” when he’ll be given the green light by doctors to resume his career.
As soon as Finley gets that clearance, he should find interest in his services. The Seahawks already met with Finley and the Dolphins, Jets and others have been reported as possible suitors once he’s deemed healthy enough to get back on the field. The list may change a bit during the draft, but there will be teams looking for tight end help all the way into the summer.
Finley’s talent would help those teams, but only if his body and doctors cooperate to make him available.