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Jermichael Finley eyeing Packers, Seahawks

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09:25 AM ET 02.01 | Jermichael Finley will be a free agent on March 11. He wants to stay with the Packers. But he's willing to leave, if need be. "I said it once before, I want to be a Packer for life," Finley said. ???But we all know this is a business and the Packers are going to take it as a business but at the same time, I was playing at a high level when I got injured. But at the end of the day, I can go give any team what they need and take them to the promised land, I can guarantee you that." Finley said he's eyeballing a team that already is on the verge of getting to the promised land. "I mean there's a couple of teams I would love and would be on the first flight out to play with but like I said the Packers are going to come at me with something and I'm going to go to them first and see what they've got and if it's not I would love to be on the first flight out to good old Seattle," Finley said.

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February 1, 2014  09:32 AM ET

Are You A Coffee Drinker, Bro?

February 1, 2014  09:42 AM ET

After that horrible injury last season I hope he can return. But there's a reason Peter King refers to him as Jermichael Findrop.

February 1, 2014  09:43 AM ET

So he's eyeing a team he's already on? Here's a fix:

"Jermichael Finley eyeing Seahawks"

Then you may go on with how he would prefer to stay with the Pack.

Your welcome.

February 1, 2014  09:45 AM ET

Sounds like he wants to go but if you throw enough $$$$ at him, he's a loyal Packer.

February 1, 2014  09:49 AM ET

Is it just me or are there no more standards for photojournalism? What a FUBAR pic of Finley.

February 1, 2014  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Is it just me or are there no more standards for photojournalism? What a FUBAR pic of Finley.

SNAFU.

February 1, 2014  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sounds like he wants to go but if you throw enough $$$$ at him, he's a loyal Packer.

Loyalty and $$$ never seem to go hand in hand.

February 1, 2014  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sounds like he wants to go but if you throw enough $$$$ at him, he's a loyal Packer.

Kuhn is in the same boat.

February 1, 2014  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Is it just me or are there no more standards for photojournalism? What a FUBAR pic of Finley.

The ball isn't in his hands. That's a typical Findrop picture.

February 1, 2014  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

SNAFU.

Gendsunhiet.

February 1, 2014  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The ball isn't in his hands. That's a typical Findrop picture.

You might be right, he has the "oops" look on his face!

February 1, 2014  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Is it just me or are there no more standards for photojournalism? What a FUBAR pic of Finley.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ...

February 1, 2014  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Gendsunhiet.

and comes out loose ...

February 1, 2014  11:19 AM ET

Seattle is not an option next year for any but the cheapest free agents to hit the market. They have their own well documented cap issues coming up. Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin are pending free agents. Their two most productive receivers and Percy Harvin alone will cost the team $13.4 million in cap space next season.

Not to even talk about QB Wilson going forward long term. Michael Bennett is up for more than the $5 million he made this year or he is gone. CBs Browner and Thurmond will get more in the market place than the Seahawks can match.

Don't burn that bridge to the Packers MR. Finley, it is only a foot bridge not a suspension bridge and may the best option you will see.

February 1, 2014  11:33 AM ET

Near the end of April there will be the distant whine of " What about Me " coming from the Finley household.

Is Seattle going to take Finley over Zach Miller ?

When Aaron Rogers got better and Green Bay was making a push for the playoffs I thought they should have traded for Tony Gonzalez to give themselves a better shot in the playoffs.

February 1, 2014  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Seattle is not an option next year for any but the cheapest free agents to hit the market. They have their own well documented cap issues coming up. Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin are pending free agents. Their two most productive receivers and Percy Harvin alone will cost the team $13.4 million in cap space next season. Not to even talk about QB Wilson going forward long term. Michael Bennett is up for more than the $5 million he made this year or he is gone. CBs Browner and Thurmond will get more in the market place than the Seahawks can match.Don't burn that bridge to the Packers MR. Finley, it is only a foot bridge not a suspension bridge and may the best option you will see.

I agree 100%. I think Green Bay would be better off drafting a TE. I think if Finley ends up on the West Coast it will be in Oakland.

It is going to be really interesting to see what free agents Seattle makes an effort to keep.

February 1, 2014  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I agree 100%. I think Green Bay would be better off drafting a TE. I think if Finley ends up on the West Coast it will be in Oakland. It is going to be really interesting to see what free agents Seattle makes an effort to keep.

Yes it will be interesting. GB is not going to pay anything near what Finley thinks he is worth. The have bigger issues.

February 1, 2014  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Yes it will be interesting. GB is not going to pay anything near what Finley thinks he is worth. The have bigger issues.

Finley has hands of stone...

February 1, 2014  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I agree 100%. I think Green Bay would be better off drafting a TE. I think if Finley ends up on the West Coast it will be in Oakland. It is going to be really interesting to see what free agents Seattle makes an effort to keep.

Here is the thing as I see it. It is bAD business practice ot throw money in FA at a guy who was not on your team and helped you win before when you have your own to deal with now and next year. Bad for the locker room and it raises the cost of doing business when you ask guys to restructure their contracts or to take any home town discount. No way do the Sea Hawks go near the guy for anything more than modest money. If at all.

 
February 1, 2014  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Here is the thing as I see it. It is bAD business practice ot throw money in FA at a guy who was not on your team and helped you win before when you have your own to deal with now and next year. Bad for the locker room and it raises the cost of doing business when you ask guys to restructure their contracts or to take any home town discount. No way do the Sea Hawks go near the guy for anything more than modest money. If at all.

I agree they have a whole bunch of other Seattle players they need to address first. Not sure if Seattles plan is to keep Harvin, and let either Tate or Baldwin go or just let Harvin go. Harvin was about as instrumental to Seattles 2013 success as was Finley.

Unless Harvin has a Monster Super Bowl Game, he will be the first player Seattle management is going to ask to restructure his contract.

I remember at the beginning of the 2013 season there was tons of banter between 49er and Seattle fans as to which new addition to their teams would have a more productive season Boldin vs Harvin. I would say the 49ers got their moneys worth.

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