Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley still has yet to sign after leaving Green Bay Packers, and has declined an offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has battled injuries throughout his career, but his latest blow was the most serious since he turned pro.
A spinal contusion against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7 ended the 27 year-old’s 2013 season and made fans wonder whether he would be able to continue playing football. This occurred several weeks after Finley sustained a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Finley is currently a free agent, and has yet to decide on a team for the coming season despite receiving offers. He has already received offers from sides such as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks without signing a deal, and despite a most recent request for his services from the Pittsburgh Steelers, the tight end declined their contract.
“Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t what it’s supposed to be,” Finley told USAToday.com.
“If I quit the game right now, I can take tax-free money, and that’s a difficult thing that I’m going through with myself.”
If he never plays in the NFL again, Finley will receive a $10 million insurance policy. However, Finley has been adamant about returning to the field and re-signing with the Packers. He plans to be patient about his future though.