Green Bay Packers Citizen GM: Let’s talk free agents

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Jermichael Finley

Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Jermichael Finley: a six-year offensive weapon at tight end, the Packers expected to have a dynamo at the position for years to come. Finley had spurts of brilliance but never really turned into the consistent player for which they were hoping. He had a tantalizing start to 2013 to prove his worth for a future contract, but it was ended early by a spinal fusion surgery from which he is rehabbing.

  1. Finley returns to GB if – he is willing to take less money than he believes he is worth. He has already stated that he wants to stay in Green Bay, but does not offer a hometown discount. If the Packers decide to part ways with free agent Andrew Quarless, Finley has a better shot to garnish a contract. With his past production and his overall injury concerns, he must be willing to sign for a shorter tenure and probably much less money than he wants.
  2. Finley walks if – the Packers believe they have answers at tight end in Andrew Quarless and Brandon Bostick. Bostick had a very promising start to the season when Finley went down with a neck injury. However, an injury also cut Bostick’s year short. He has been compared to Finley in speed, size, strength and overall talent, but is raw. If the Packers take the time to develop Bostick, Finley will not be back.