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A 'coin-flip' for Finley, who wants to stay

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08:04 AM ET 02.11 | A few weeks into the offseason, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley says he's not treating this February any differently -- even if uncertainty looms. Count this as one of general manager Ted Thompson's most difficult decisions this spring. By releasing or trading Finley, the Packers save $8.25 million. He's due a $3 million bonus in March. Yet this is also a young, athletic, physical specimen that's rare for the position. ... But the tight end also realizes his days in Green Bay could be numbered. One league source called it "a coin flip." "It's the nature of the business," Finley said. ... "There's no doubt that I want to be there for life. But it's a business and the business will tell you otherwise. I would say on the business front, it's 50/50."

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February 11, 2013  08:07 AM ET

Count this as one of general manager Ted Thompson's most difficult decisions this spring.

It would be a much easier decision if Finley weren't such a knot head.

February 11, 2013  08:25 AM ET

It's a copycat league and TE's are the trend nowadays so I won't be surprised if somebody will overpay him.

February 11, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Only two years ago all the writers were talking about a dynasty in GB, the youngest team and all that. The world turns fast.

February 11, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's a copycat league and TE's are the trend nowadays so I won't be surprised if somebody will overpay him.

yes

February 11, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's a copycat league and TE's are the trend nowadays so I won't be surprised if somebody will overpay him.

"Hello? Yes, this is Dan Snyder speaking..."

February 11, 2013  10:35 AM ET

Who would want to leave one of the better passes in the game?

February 11, 2013  11:05 AM ET

There's a reason Peter King referred to him as Jermichael Findrop. He'll be in the league, but not in GB.

February 11, 2013  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

There's a reason Peter King referred to him as Jermichael Findrop. He'll be in the league, but not in GB.

That's not a bad nickname for him.

February 11, 2013  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Only two years ago all the writers were talking about a dynasty in GB, the youngest team and all that. The world turns fast.

Anybody who really knows football knew that wasn't true. They got hot and won a SB. They don't have anywhere near the talent to be in a dynasty discussion. That being said, Finley needs to be traded. Someone will overpay and TT will come out ahead. Finley has always been long on potential and short on production.

February 11, 2013  12:46 PM ET

I don't think the Packers will give a flip for Finley after last season.

February 11, 2013  04:22 PM ET

I don't Finley will be back on the Packers this season. Rodgers has lost confidence in him.

 
February 12, 2013  02:57 PM ET

Once again the cap dictates, the team, it's called Parity!

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