The Jermichael Finley saga has endured its share of twists and turns. Around the time of the Super Bowl, reports surfaced that the Packers' tight end would receive medical clearance in three to four week. While that didn't happen, Finley still met with the Seahawks and other teams during free agency. While the Seahawks may indeed have offered him a contract no deal was ever reached, likely due to a reported failed physical during his trip to Seattle. Since then, Finley's been stranded in football purgatory, sending out cryptic messages through his Twitter account to occupy his time.
Well according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the wait may finally be coming to an end.
Tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo testing on his neck in Green Bay tomorrow (Wednesday), per a source.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) May 28, 2014
If Finley receives clearance, he'd be free to sign a deal with any team. The Packers could still opt to part ways however, as they have already re-signed Andrew Quarless, drafted California's Richard Rodgers in the third round, and signed Oregon's Colt Lyerla as an undrafted free agent. Adding Finley would bring Green Bay's tight end total to eight, a decidedly high tally even for a 90-man roster. While GM Ted Thompson could release a tight end to make room for Finley, tight end spots on the 53 are already tough to come by. Given Finley's talent, he's probably better off joining another team and carving out a role there.
But that's getting ahead of the process. First Finley must receive medical clearance, something which has eluded him the entire offseason.