Reports: Jermichael Finley set to visit Seahawks
Mar 11, 2014, 6:00 PM | Updated: Mar 12, 2014, 12:01 pm
By Brady Henderson
The Seahawks are set to kick the tires on a free-agent tight end with a nice career resume, a connection to Seattle’s front office and a great deal of uncertainty about his health.
Jermichael Finley is reportedly visiting the Seahawks on Wednesday, and according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, team doctors will examine his surgically-repaired neck to help determine his readiness to return from a career-threatening injury.
Finley, who turns 27 later this month, was a third-round pick by the Packers in 2008, when Seahawks general manager John Schneider was still in Green Bay’s front office. He averaged roughly 50 catches, 600 yards receiving and four touchdowns from 2009-2012, but his 2013 season ended in October when he sustained a spinal-cord contusion during a collision.
Finley underwent fusion surgery in November and has yet to be medically cleared.
If he is, Finley could be another option for the Seahawks given their uncertain tight-end situation. Starter Zach Miller has a $7 million cap figure in 2014, which has led to speculation that he could be asked to take a pay cut or released. The team signed Anthony McCoy to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Luke Willson, Travis Beckum and Cooper Helfet are the other tight ends on Seattle’s roster.
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