Originally written on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 11/18/14

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 20: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers stretches the ball out after being tackled by William Gay #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on December 20, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Packers owe veteran tight end Jermichael Finley a hefty roster bonus in March Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel opined that Jermichael Finley would not return in 2013 “barring a shocking turn of events in the next month or so.” Well, if one of the country’s most respected football writers was correct in December, then the enigmatic tight end will no longer be a Packer by the middle of March. Truth be told, there was no shocking turn of events when it came to Finley in the final few months of the season. The 25-year-old simply looked like a guy who suddenly realized that he was on the verge of blowing millions of dollars. So he kept his mouth shut and caught 31 passes in the final 7 games. Good for him, but would that classify as a shocking turn of events? More importantly, is that worth $8 million? When I re-watched those 7 games, I saw better effort out of Finley, but I also saw a player who really struggled to block and who really struggled to separate from very ordinary safe...
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