Finley expected to be cleared-- Thu Feb 13 8:00 am --
Free agent TE
As free agency nears, Jermichael Finley and his agent remain hopeful the tight end will be cleared to play football again relatively soon. Joseph Maroon, the neurosurgeon who performed surgery on the Green Bay Packers tight endís bruised spine, informed them that thereís a "99.9%" chance the fusion will fully heal. At that point, agent Blake Baratz said this week, Maroon would clear Finley for "full football activity."
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
FF Today's Take:Dr. Maroon believes sometime in the next 4-8 weeks Finley's neck should fully heal. Finley will be one of the top tight ends available on the free agent market although some teams may shy away given the seriousness of his injury. The Packers aren't expected to re-sign him. free agency begins March 11th.