GREEN BAY, Wis. When the Packers reached an agreement Wednesday with tight end Jermichael Finley on a two-year deal, it accomplished two important things in one move.
First, the team retained Finley in a simple way when the negotiations could have gotten complicated very quickly. Second, it left Green Bay's franchise tag in play.
With quarterback Matt Flynn entering free agency, general manager Ted Thompson can now find a way to get back draft picks or players in exchange for Aaron Rodgers' backup.
Flynn is 26 years old but has started just two games in his NFL career since being selected by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2008 draft.
However, one of those two starts was a record-breaking performance, and it undoubtedly caught the attention of several NFL teams still looking for a franchise quarterback. In Week 17, Green Bay already had secured the NFC's No. 1 seed in the playoffs, but the Detroit Lions needed a win. The Packers gave Rodgers an opportunity to rest and F...