According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers plan on trying to trade tight end Jermichael Finley in the offseason and if they will release him if they’re not able to trade him.
Sources familiar with the Packers’ thinking say the club not only wants to get rid of Finley but has decided to do exactly that in the off-season.
It means that if the Packers cannot find a trade partner, they are prepared to release Finley because of financial, competitive and behavioral reasons.
There is no way the Packers will pick up the second half of the two-year, $14 million contract they gave Finley in late February, according to sources.
Just a couple of years ago Finley was expected to be one of the NFL’s top tight ends, but he hasn’t lived up to the hype with all the dropped passes he’s been accumulating over the past couple of seasons.