News & Notes: Jermichael Finley interest, another Super Bowl at MetLife?

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Jermichael Finley to the Giants?
Newsday reported Tuesday that Giants safety Antrel Rolle had been actively recruiting free-agent tight end Jermichael Finley to play for the G-Men while they sat together at Super Bowl XLVIII.

“Actually, we were recruiting each other,” Rolle told Tom Rock Tuesday night at the Thurman Munson awards dinner, where he was being honored. “He said that he would love to be a part of the Giants. Going up against this guy for a number of years now, I said I would love for him to be a part of the Giants so we don’t have to face him.”

Tight end is a major area of need for the Giants, as they are unlikely to retain the services of Brandon Myers. Unfortunately, there are various concerns regarding Finley’s future.

The 26-year-old had spinal fusion surgery in November and it was unknown whether or not he’d ever be able to play football again. Finley told the Wisconsin State Journal that he should be cleared for contact soon—a good sign that he’ll be able to suit up again.

In six seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Finley has caught 223 passes for 2,785 yards and 20 touchdowns. When healthy, he was a key target in the passing game for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Another Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium?
Giants co-owner John Mara has expressed his interest in holding another Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium. However, poor travel accommodations could spoil their chances.

Long lines for trains and flight cancellations have a lot of folks upset after what seemed to be a pretty good week leading up to the Super Bowl. The New York Post says New York-New Jersey is probably out of the rotation as the NFL considers future sites for the big game.


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