I didn't have any reason to doubt that Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley wouldn't fully recover from his 2010 knee injury, but he did have some initial setbacks after surgery. So it's good to read on Twitter, via Pro Football Talk, that "this knee feels brand new." The upcoming season is very important for his next NFL contract, and he still has a lot to prove. Here's what I wrote about him back in March:
Potentially he could be a great receiver, but at this point he's still looking towards the future. He's been injured in 2009 and 2010, and after three seasons, he barely has over 1000 career receiving yards.
Now that the Packers have just drafted two more tight ends, along with the continuing development of TE Andrew Quarless as a receiver, and TE Tom Crabtree as the blocking tight end, the Packers appear to have options at the position if Finley can't stay healthy, or costs too much.