As far back as Super bowl weekend, the Seahawks have been in rumors involving free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who said at the time that he was willing to jump on a plane to Seattle.
The long-time Green Bay Packer visited the team last week but no deal was signed. Later, it was reported by the Green Bay Press-Gazette that Finley failed his physical.
Also now that Zach Miller has re-structured his deal, the Seahawks likely don’t need another tight end.
That’s why it’s very interesting that general manager John Schneider apparently is still high on Finley, according to Marc Sessler:
Schneider’s also still open to signing Jermichael Finley: He’s a ‘uniquely talented guy, and there aren’t a lot of TEs like that.’ #Seahawks
— Marc Sessler (@MarcSesslerNFL) March 25, 2014
They must really want him. While Finley’s injury was significant he still has several months to recover and convince a team’s doctors that he’s healthy enough to play. Meanwhile the Seahawks already have Miller, Luke Willson and Anthony Mccoy on the roster. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me but Schneider obviously knows what he’s doing.
Seattle also signed Chris Matthews from the CFL recently. It appears the team may be intent on finding a big target for Russell Wilson, either at wide receiver or tight end.
Meanwhile, Finley has taken to using a hashtag called #iwillriseagain and promising his followers that he will be back.
There’s 2 Type Of People In The World. 1. People That Make It Happen. 2. People That Watch It Happen. #IWillRiseAgain
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) March 21, 2014