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The Green Bay Packers are hanging onto tight end Jermichael Finley.
The Packers had to cut the mercurial tight end before 4 p.m. EDT Monday to avoid paying a $3 million roster bonus. After the deadline passed, Finley said on Twitter, ''Ecstatic 2 b back w (at)packers. Best place on earth.''
Finley set a Packers record for receptions (61) by a tight end last season, and coach Mike McCarthy praised his play in the final weeks. But his inconsistency early in the season, along with his rising price tag, made him appear expendable. After losing tight end Tom Crabtree to Tampa Bay and Greg Jennings to rival Minnesota, however, the Packers couldn't afford to part ways with Finley.
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According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers have spoken with Jermichael Finley’s reps about his contract, but haven’t demanded that he takes a pay cut to remain on roster.
According to one source, the Packers’ brass did express that they’re uncomfortable with the tight end’s $8.25 million salary this year. The two sides have talked. And Monday, Finley’s future...
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...
We just reported that the Green Bay Packers are uncomfortable with tight end Jermichal Finley’s contract, but clearly they’re comfortable enough to pay him a $3 million roster bonus, since they didn’t release him before 4 PM eastern time today.
Finley announced on Twitter that he isn’t going anywhere, he’ll be playing for the Packers in 2013.
Ecstatic 2 b back w @packers...
Jermichael Finley is ready for the increased expectations that are sure to come with his increased salary.
The Green Bay Packers opted to pay their mercurial tight end a $3 million roster bonus rather than cut him by 4 p.m. EDT Monday afternoon. Though Finley swears he wasn't watching the clock, he took to Twitter shortly after the deadline passed, saying, ''Ecstatic...
Ian Rapoport reports that Packers TE Jermichael Finley has a $3 million roster bonus due on Wednesday.
Rapoport mentions that he expects to see the Packers keep Finley, but believes Green Bay could still approach him regarding a pay cut.
Finley, 25, has an $8.25 million salary coming his way this season, which is also the final year of his current contract. Green Bay has some...
The Green Bay Packers made a surprise decision today. For weeks it had been assumed that the team would part ways with the their mercurial tight end.
NFL.com is reporting that the Packers paid Finley a $3 million roster bonus and the tight end will make $8.25 million this season.
Finley seemed ecstatic judging by his twitter post.
Ecstatic 2 b back w @packers. Best place on earth...
The tight end class of free agents for the 2013 offseason was deep even before the possibility of Jermichael Finley being released by the Green Bay Packers came up a few months ago. The class included talented pass catchers such as Jared Cook, Martellus Bennett, and Dustin Keller. Today Finley was due a $3 million roster bonus and the Packers let it pass without cutting the 5 year...