The Packers drafted tight end Richard Rodgers in the third round of the draft and it wasn’t surprising to see them go that route with Jermichael Finley still unsigned and still waiting for a green light to resume his playing career after last year’s neck injury.
General Manager Ted Thompson didn’t offer much about the team’s overall plans at tight end, but didn’t rule out a return to Green Bay if Finley is cleared to return to the field. He said he was hopeful all would go well with Finley on the medical side and that Rodgers’ addition was unrelated to anything other than Rodgers’ abilities.
“I don’t necessarily think the two are tied at all,” Thompson said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We were just trying to pick a good player.”
Finley was scheduled for another round of tests recently and there’s been no word on the results at this point. As a result, any discussion of signing him remains purely hypothetical and there’s not much reason for the Packers or anyone else to rule out signing him until there’s actually a reason to do so.