Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/11/14

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Safety Chris Hope #24 of the Tennessee Titans tips the ball away from tight end Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on November 2, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
The Green Bay Packers and Jermichael Finley appeared as if they were headed to an acrimonious contract dispute that would come as a result of the team placing the franchise tag on the young tight end. Well, no need to worry about that happening, as the two sides reached an agreement on a contract Wednesday night. Finley and the Packers have agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal that will keep Green Bay from using the tag on him. Had the 24-year-old been tagged he would have received around $5.5 million for the 2012 season which would have made him the league’s 11th-highest paid tight end. Clearly he wouldn’t have been happy with such a scenario. At 6’5 and 247 pounds, the Texas product is one of the NFL’s most athletic tight ends in the NFL. He often lines up split out wide because of his ability to run and cut like a wideout. After missing much of Green Bay’s Super Bowl run in 2010 thanks to injuries, Finley bounced back to have a solid season in 2011. He caught 55 passes for 76...
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