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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:23:09 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins have told the agent of free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) that they could be interested in signing Finley if he is cleared to play again after next surgery.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:25:11 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have talked to free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers).
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:47:38 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) will have X-rays on his neck Thursday, April 10, and will undergo an MRI exam within two weeks. The scans will then be looked at by Dr. Joseph Maroon, the neurosurgeon who performed the spinal fusion on Finley last year. Finley hopes to share the results with interested teams if they are positive. The Green Bay Packers, Finley's former team, are one of the interested parties, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Fantasy Tip: Finley is unlikely to make a huge impact next year if he lands on a team. The odds may still be pretty low that he actually signs with a team this offseason, and that will depend largely on the results of his tests in the coming weeks.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:43:10 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) still isn't medically cleared to continue his playing career. Finley reportedly failed his physical with the Seattle Seahawks several weeks ago, and he's been working regularly with trainers in Minnesota and Arizona this offseason. "He had a serious injury. I know there is a lot of excitement, based on what I've been told. I haven't seen him work out, but I guess his workouts have gone really well. He's in great shape. I know he feels good. The reality is this injury is going to take some time. We'll continue to watch it," McCarthy said.
Fantasy Tip: Finley's injury was very serious and could still be career-threatening. If he does sign with a team, he'll be a huge risk, both in reality and for fantasy football gamers.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:34:19 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) (neck) has been working out in full and there are reports he looks in tip-top shape. However, head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Jan. 25, that a decision to potentially bring him back will come down to how the team doctors feel about the risk of re-injury. "It's great to hear that he's training and feels great and that's a big part of rehab," McCarthy said. "You feel good and everything, but you have to trust the information that's available to the doctors. I think you have to really be smart with those types of injuries."
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:50:27 -0700
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team will continue to keep in touch with free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) (Packers). "It's just a matter of safety for him," Schneider said. "I think in his mind, with his people, and his doctors, he needs to get in a good spot."
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:37:54 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) failed a physical during his visit with the Seattle Seahawks.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:39:58 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) (Packers) could still be months away from signing with an NFL team. Finley visited the Seattle Seahawks and the team wants him to stay in touch after the passage of time.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:02:42 -0700
There are indications that the Seattle Seahawks are considering signing free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers).
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:21:07 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) has left his meeting with the Seattle Seahawks without a contract agreement.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:09:04 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks and unrestricted free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck, Packers) share mutual interest, but the team is waiting on his medical clearance. He has left Seattle without a contract.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:59:09 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) will visit with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:27:17 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) is expected to visit teams this week even though he has not received medical clearance to play yet.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:50:09 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Jermichael Finley's (neck) neurosurgeon will examine his scans Saturday, March 8, to determine if Finley should be given full medical clearance.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:32:16 -0800
There is a healthy market forming for impending Green Bay Packers free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) despite the fact that he's coming off a serious injury. He may not receive a long-term deal, though.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:53:43 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic about the potential for TE Jermichael Finley (neck) to resume his playing career based on the reports from team doctor Patrick McKenzie. "Pat (McKenzie) doesn't feel the same way about Jermichael as he felt about Nick (Collins)," McCarthy said. "So I'm very open and optimistic about Jermichael coming back. I think the specifics of their injuries are different."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:33:31 -0800
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) will be healed in four to eight weeks and is hopeful of being cleared to play football again. According to his agent, his neurosurgeon told him that he has a 99.9 percent chance the neck fusion will fully heal.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:25:01 -0800
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) and his agent are optimistic that he'll be cleared to play soon, but his future with Green Bay remains uncertain.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:24:28 -0800
Impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers)(neck) and his agent are hoping to get medical clearance in the near future to return to football activities. Agent Blake Baratz believes that clearance could come in the next four-to-eight weeks. "In some players, it takes four weeks while in others in can six months or longer," Baratz said. "In Jermichael's case because of how he has developed and (how) his initial X-Ray looked, Dr. Maroon believes sometime in the next 4-8 weeks his should fully heal."
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:18:38 -0800
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is doing just fine in his rehab from spinal fusion surgery, according to his agent, Blake Baratz. "Jermichael is doing great, is working out, running routes, catching balls, and feels no different than he did pre-injury," Baratz said. "His fusion has to fully heal before he is 100 percent ready for contact, but we are all anticipating that occurring in the coming weeks. Jermichael is a rare breed that creates a mismatch for defenses. Whenever you have a player that can do that he is a valuable asset."
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:18:11 -0800
Blake Baratz, the agent for Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck), said his client would love to remain with the Packers. "Right now he is a Packer and I know he would love to play his entire career there," Baratz said. "For the next five weeks or so they have his exclusive negotiation rights. If it doesn't work out in Green Bay for whatever reason then I believe there are a number of teams that could use a talent like Jermichael." However, the Packers may not give Finley medical clearance to play after he underwent spinal fusion surgery last year.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:27:12 -0800
Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) would love to be a part of the team, according to FS Antrel Rolle. "He said he would love to be a part of the Giants," said Rolle.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:21:37 -0800
New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle said he has talked with Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley about possibility signing with the Giants this offseason. "He's an extreme talent, he's an exceptional guy," Rolle said. "More importantly, he's a fiery guy, and that's something we can use on the offensive side of the ball, a guy with some intensity … He's a guy I would love to be a teammate with, and I think we could do some great things together."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:05:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is expected to be cleared for contact in the next three-to-four weeks. Finley said his doctor is 99.9 percent confident that he'll play again. Finley has already been cleared to run routes and catch passes.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:39:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) underwent successful spinal fusion surgery Thursday, Nov. 14, and he's up and walking already. Finley is returning to Green Bay and hopes to start doing light workouts in what is expected to be a three- to four-month recovery schedule.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:37:10 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is hoping to resume his playing career after undergoing neck surgery, according to his agent, Blake Baratz.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:13:33 -0800
Former Green Bay Packers TE Mark Chmura said TE Jermichael Finley (neck) told him that he'll have neck surgery Thursday, Nov. 14. "I got a chance to talk to Jermichael Finley before the game, and I would bet my bottom dollar his career's over," Chmura said. "He needs surgery, and it's herniated in (the C3 and C4 vertebrae) I think it's gonna be a Nick Collins deal. He's definitely not gonna play in Green Bay, I'd put my house on that."
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:27:19 -0800
The Green Bay Packers placed LB Sam Barrington (hamstring) and TE Jermichael Finley (spine) on the season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 5, and activated OT Derek Sherrod (leg) from the Physically Unable to Perform list in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: You can safely drop Finley in all single-year formats if you were still holding him on your roster.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:16:00 -0800
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless will start the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 4, in place of the injured TE Jermichael Finley (spine).
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:12:15 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have declared DL C.J. Wilson, WR Chris Harper, LB Clay Matthews, CB James Nixon, TE Jermichael Finley, DL Josh Boyd, LB Nick Perry inactive for Week 9.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:30:15 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) and LB Clay Matthews (thumb) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 2, and have been ruled out for Week 9. LB Nick Perry (foot) did not participate in practice and is listed as doubtful. TE Ryan Taylor (knee), LB Brad Jones (hamstring) and CB Sam Shields (toes) are listed as probable. Jones fully participated in practice, while the other two players did not practice.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:26:15 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 31. WR James Jones (knee) and TE Ryan Taylor (knee) were limited. LB Brad Jones (hamstring) practiced in full. TE Jermichael Finley (neck) and LB Clay Matthews (thumb) have been ruled out.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:39:22 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) doesn't think his injury is career-threatening. "Of course I plan to play football again," Finley wrote. "This is what I love to do. I love the game. I love Sundays. Based on the feedback I've received from doctors at this point, the question is not if I'll play again, but when." He will meet with more doctors this week before it's determined if he will have to be placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve. Finley's motor skills, coordination and balance are back to normal after he sustained a spinal cord contusion.
Fantasy Tip: The chances of Finley returning to play this year seem remote. Drop him from your roster if you need the room.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:14:19 -0700
The Green Bay Packers have declared LB Brad Jones, LB Clay Matthews, CB James Nixon, WR James Jones, TE Jermichael Finley, LB Nick Perry, TE Ryan Taylor inactive for Week 8.
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 06:51:30 -0700
Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson was not fined for a hit on Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spinal cord) that saw Finley suffer a spinal cord contusion.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:20:12 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) was released from a hospital Thursday, Oct. 24, and returned to his home in Green Bay. He faces a long medical evaluation process before he has any thoughts about returning to the field. Head coach Mike McCarthy said no decision will be made until all of Finley's medical reports are in.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:45:05 -0700
Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson said Wednesday, Oct. 23, that he has reached out to Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) via text message, but he wouldn't reveal the content or whether Finley responded. Finley suffered a spinal cord contusion when Gipson used his shoulder to hit Finley's helmet in the Week 7 game. "It was a scary feeling, scary sight, just seeing a guy's body limp like that out there," Gipson said. "You definitely never want to see something like that happen. To hear the latter effects of it, it's definitely unfortunate. All I can do is keep him in my prayers. I know he has family and he has kids. I've got kids. I know I wouldn't want one of my kids to see their dad like that."
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:56:43 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) said he expects to be released from the hospital Thursday, Oct. 24. "You know Jermichael, he's a competitor; he definitely wants to play," TE Brandon Bostick said. "I definitely think he'll be back as soon as he can."
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:56:42 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) remains in the hospital but continues to improve from the bruised spine he suffered in Week 7. Finley continues to seek opinions from other specialists on his condition. Putting him on season-ending Injured Reserve seems to be a real option for the club at this juncture. "We're going to wait until everything comes in," McCarthy said about Finley and his test results. "We'll do our due diligence and, obviously, not be premature on anything. We'll do what's in the best interest of Jermichael." Finley has already been ruled out for Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: We wouldn't blame you if you outright dropped Finley for another tight end option this week. The uncertainty surrounding his condition doesn't speak well for a possible return this season, and the four- to six-week timetable is probably being generous.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:23:27 -0700
A highly regarded spinal surgeon said that Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is unlikely to return without having spinal surgery. Wellington Hsu, an endowed professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and practicing surgeon with offices in Chicago, said that in most cases when a football player suffers spinal cord bruising it is a sign there is something amiss in the spinal canal that must be corrected. "If everything is normal there should be enough space in the spinal canal to absorb the force of that hit," Hsu said. "If there isn't enough space, then the spinal canal doesn't take the jolt very well."
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:51:25 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) is expected to be released from the hospital within the next 24 hours and he'll likely miss at least four to six weeks, according to sources. Finley isn't likely to need surgery, and he should be able to resume his career. He could visit with more neurosurgeons and specialists regarding his spine injury. Doctors think his injury was caused by extreme torque and not by spinal compression. There is still a possibility that the Packers place Finley on season-ending Injured Reserve if they don't want to risk bringing him back this season.
Fantasy Tip: With an injury this severe, there are no guarantees that Finley will return at all this season. If you need the roster space to add tight end depth, you may need to cut bait on Finley. Andrew Quarless will step up in Finley's place and could be a decent backup option in this offense.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:13:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (spine) posted on his official Twitter account Monday, Oct. 21, that he has been transferred out of the intensive care unit at a Green Bay area hospital, and he has full feeling in his arms and legs.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:37:26 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Jermichael Finley (spine) suffered a bruised spinal cord in his neck in the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns. While all signs have been encouraging after undergoing further tests Monday, Oct. 21, his evaluation will be an extensive process, according to league sources, with his return indefinite.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:22:18 -0700
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said TE Jermichael Finley (neck) has been able to do normal activities but there is no timetable for his return at this time.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:23:37 -0700
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is not expected to need surgery on the neck injury he suffered in the team's Week 7 game. It probably will be a few weeks before the team knows when Finley will be able to play again.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:01:56 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) was able to walk Monday, Oct. 21. Finley remains hospitalized after suffering a neck injury in Week 7.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:25:08 -0700
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (neck) is in the intensive care unit at a hospital due to a neck injury suffered in Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: The reports were positive up until this point. We don't know whether this is precautionary or if something happened overnight. Well wishes Finley's way regardless.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:00:38 -0700
Updating a previous report, the initial report on Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (head) is that he has feeling in all of his extremities. He was carted off in the fourth quarter of the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns after a hit to the helmet.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:00:04 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (head) was carted off in the fourth quarter of the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns due to a head injury after a helmet-to-helmet collision. He was stabilized, put on a backboard and taken off on a stretcher to an ambulance in the tunnel at Lambeau Field.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:41:30 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will know WR James Jones' (knee) status for Week 7 by Friday, Oct. 18. McCarthy indicated Jones is very positive about his rehab.
Fantasy Tip: There's a good chance that Jones will be a game-time decision in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. Jermichael Finley will probably be the biggest beneficiary in the passing game, even if Jones suits up.