GREEN BAY, Wis. Tight end Jermichael Finley will still be with the Green Bay Packers for the 2013 season.
Finley was due to receive a 3 million roster bonus if still on the team by the end of Monday's NFL business hours. After the deadline passed, Finley announced on his Twitter account that he will remain in Green Bay for next season.
"Ecstatic 2 b back w the Packers," Finley wrote. "Best place on earth."
Finley previously commented that he wasn't willing to take a pay cut, but he won't have to do that. Finley will play out the final year of his current contract for 8.25 million and be a free agent next offseason.
Finley, who turns 26 on Tuesday, broke the Packers franchise record for catches by a tight end last season with 61 receptions. His 667 yards and two touchdowns in 2012 were down from his production in 2011 (767 yards, eight touchdowns).
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