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Jermichael Finley

27-Year-Old Tight End – Free Agent

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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 ...

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2013 ADP:  91

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STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Neck
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 247   DOB: 3/26/1987
College: Texas  Show ContractHide Contract


Jermichael Finley Contract Information:

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

April 8, 2014  –  Jermichael Finley News

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Finley (neck) expects to undergo X-rays on Thursday and an MRI within the next two weeks, 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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Jermichael Finley Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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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.

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Offensive Snaps in 2013

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


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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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 )

The Seahawks failed Finley (neck) on a physical, Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazzette reports.

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Between this and the news that Finley is "at least two months away" from signing with a team, it's looking more and more likely that the talented tight end will be a post-June 1 signing. His injury was originally deemed career-threatening, and while he's since made improvement, Finley should not be viewed as a lock to suit up in 2014. It's still a glass-half-full situation, as Finley's contusion is expected to fully heal in time, which means he should avoid an early forced retirement.
Finley (neck) is several months away from signing with an NFL team, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Finley (neck) will visit the Seahawks on Wednesday, reports.

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Finley's neurosurgeon will examine his scans Saturday and determine if he'll be fully cleared, reports.

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Free agency opens next Tuesday, and Finley is hoping to receive full medical clearance ahead of that date. The 26-year-old underwent spinal fusion surgery in November, a procedure which seemed likely to jeopardize Finley's playing career, but his neurosurgeon said last month that there's a "99.9 percent" chance Finley makes a full recovery. If he receives clearance, Finley should receive plenty of interest from around the league, though likely not from the Packers.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that he's "open and optimistic" about Finley's return from neck surgery, reports.

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Joseph Maroon, the neurosurgeon who performed surgery on Finley's bruised spine, indicated that there's a "99.9 percent" chance that the fusion will fully heal, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Once that happens, and the report suggests a possible four-to-eight week timetable on that front, Finley's agent Blake Baratz suggested that Maroon would clear the tight end for "full football activity." NFL free agency opens on March 11 and while it doesn't sound like Finley will be cleared before then, once he is, he figures draw his share of interest from teams looking to upgrade at tight end. Meanwhile, it's unclear how committed the Packers are to bringing Finley back, but he has indicated a desire to remain with Green Bay.
Finley (neck) remains unlikely to re-sign with the Packers for 2014, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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The Packers certainly have plenty of available cap room, if they wished to pursue a contract with Finley, but with key performers Sam Shields and B.J. Raji set to hit free agency, the tight end will be far from the top priority. Finley's neck injury will also play a role in the situation, as the team didn't clear safety Nick Collins, after he suffered the same injury back in 2011. Even if the Packers do clear Finley, they'll likely be far apart on prospective contract terms, as the 26-year-old tight end has shown limited flexibility on contract issues in the past, and reports have suggested that he'll be unwilling to accept a discounted rate after the injury. As it currently stands, the Packers seem content to roll with Brandon Bostick and will likely further address this position in the draft.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.