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Jermichael Finley

27-Year-Old Tight End – Free Agent

2013 Receiving Stats

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25

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300

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3

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12.0

Tar

34

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Finley suffered a spinal cord contusion in Week 7 last year and underwent season-ending spinal fusion surgery. It is uncertain if he will play in 2014. A free agent, Finley failed a physical with the ...

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STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Neck
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 247   DOB: 3/26/1987
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Jermichael Finley Contract Information:

Finley and the Packers agreed to a two-year contract worth roughly $14 million in February of 2012.

July 25, 2014  –  Jermichael Finley News

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy indicated Friday that Finley (neck) is "still a Packer" in his mind, but remains without a deadline for a decision, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Jermichael Finley NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 21 13 6 74 1 12 12.3 6.2 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 22 13 55 676 5 71 12.3 9.5 9 1 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 GB 5 21 301 1 26 14.3 11.6 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 GB 16 55 767 8 92 13.9 8.3 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 GB 16 61 667 2 87 10.9 7.7 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 26 GB 6 25 300 3 34 12.0 8.8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jermichael Finley Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 21 13 1.0 1.5 1.3 0 6 3 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 22 13 7.5 11.7 9.6 4 52 17 8 5 0 0 0 0 0
2010 23 GB 5 7.2 11.4 9.3 4 60 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 GB 16 7.8 11.2 9.5 3 48 18 10 6 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 GB 16 4.9 8.7 6.8 4 42 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 GB 6 8.0 12.2 10.1 4 50 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jermichael Finley – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

252

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Jermichael Finley was on the field for 252 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Jermichael Finley was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 694 0
2013 252 0

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Jermichael Finley 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Jermichael Finley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Finley (neck) indicated Wednesday that he hopes to be able to resume his NFL career and that his preference is to return to the Packers, espnwisconsin.com reports.

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Finley (neck) -- who remains a free agent -- has not been cleared by the Packers' team doctors, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Previous reports indicated that the doctor who performed Finley's neck fusion surgery had cleared him, but evidently that's not something the Packers (or any other team for that matter) have signed off on at this time. While a return to Green Bay hasn't been ruled out, for now, the Packers will roll with a tight end corps featuring Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor, Richard Rodgers, and Colt Lyerla.
Finley (neck) reportedly visited with the Patriots on Friday, the Boston Globe reports.

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Finley (neck) has been given full medical clearance by his surgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon, according to his agent Blake Baratz.

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The rumor mill will likely start to swirl in the coming weeks, especially when cap space becomes more prevalent on June 1. Nevertheless, Finley's ability to display his prior athleticism will be foremost on the minds of interested parties, which will likely include the only organization, the Packers, that he's ever known.
Finley will undergo testing on his neck in Green Bay on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tyler Dunne reports.

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GM Ted Thompson hasn't ruled out the possibility of Finley (neck) being brought back by the Packers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Finley is slated to undergo X-rays on his surgically-repaired neck on Monday, NFL.com reports.

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If the results are favorable, the report suggests that Finley would then be in line for additional MRI and CAT testing, but keep in mind that back on March 21, the free agent tight end suggested that he was "at least two months away" from being cleared to play.

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2013

Finley took a step back last year, averaging only 7.7 YPT and scoring only twice all season. His red-zone looks also dropped from 18 in 2011 to 11 last season, and his targets inside the 10 went from 10 to a mere three as Aaron Rodgers' new favorite goal-line target became James Jones (20 red-zone targets, nine inside the 10). Finley's skill set has changed little since he entered the league in 2008 – he has good speed and quickness for his size but hands made of stone (seven drops last year, 11 in 2011). Nonetheless, the Packers re-signed him to a two-year deal, and the departure of Greg Jennings could open some more targets. Finley's only 26, and playing with Rodgers gives him a considerable amount of upside once the upper-tier tight ends are off the board.

2012

While Finley stayed healthy and played 16 games for the first time in his career, he didn’t come close to fulfilling his owners’ expectations of breaking into the position’s elite. Finley finished with 55 receptions (14th among TE), 767 receiving yards (14th) and eight touchdowns (third) and didn’t surpass 90 receiving yards in any game. And a three-touchdown game against the Bears was a nice Week 3 gift to owners but shows his touchdown total was not a result of consistent scoring. Finley is one of the more athletic tight ends in the league, maneuvering downfield like a wide receiver, able to get open on seam or fly patterns. The problem with Finley is his hands, as his 59.8-percent reception rate, 25th among tight ends, cost his owners valuable fantasy points, thanks to a position-leading 11 drops. With so many talented receivers in the Packers’ system, Finley’s targets figure to be more limited than other tight ends – his 92 targets last season ranked 11th – but if he improves his hands he has the potential to build on last year’s numbers.

2011

One of the first tight ends off the board last season, Finley had his season cut short by a knee injury in Week 5. Until that point Finley looked like he was going to earn his lofty draft slot with 21 catches for 301 yards in the first four weeks. Finley has resumed running routes, which means he’s already cutting on the surgically repaired knee, and declared in May that it felt “brand new.” A lean 6-5, 240, Finley creates matchup problems by using his speed and quickness on linebackers and his size on smaller corners. With Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback and no other reliable red-zone receiver on the roster, Finley has the upside to finish as the league’s top tight end, but he’ll have to prove he can stay healthy, as he missed three games with an ankle injury in 2009 as well.

2010

Some will hang the sleeper label on the freakishly athletic Finley this offseason, but the truth is everyone remembers him tearing apart Arizona in the NFC wild card game last year with six catches for 159 yards — meaning he won’t come cheap. Finley totaled 676 receiving yards and five touchdowns last year in basically 10 games. He was targeted only once in the season opener and didn’t see one ball thrown his way in Week 3; in Week 7, he injured his knee in the first quarter and then missed the next three games. Once he returned, he vaulted over fellow tight end Donald Lee and finished the regular season with 416 receiving yards and four touchdowns in the final seven games, averaging more than seven targets per game.

Finley has great breakaway speed for a tight end, which he displayed on a 62-yard touchdown last season (he also had a 37-yard gain among his nine catches of 20-plus yards). His 9.5 yards per target was second to only Antonio Gates’ 10.6. And he’s a solid red-zone target, finishing with 17 targets inside the 20 and eight inside the 10. Coach Mike McCarthy has already anointed Finley the starter over Lee for this season. At press time, Finley’s injured knee still isn’t 100 percent healthy, but he has plenty of time to get in shape, so it’s not much of an issue.

2009

Finley caught just six passes as a rookie, but he's been one of the most improved players in offseason practice and figures to push Donald Lee for the starting tight end role in training camp. He boasts tremendous athleticism for the tight end position and could emerge as a fantasy sleeper if he wins the job.

2008

With Donald Lee the only experienced tight end on Green Bay's roster, Finley will have a chance to win the No. 2 role at the position. It's tough to see him providing much production unless Lee gets hurt.