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Casserly: No talks on new Jermichael Finley deal

Posted on: October 2, 2011 3:06 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Jermichael Finley is the guy everyone's expected to become the "next great tight end" but injuries have derailed a potential breakout for a while now. Last Sunday, Finley caught three touchdowns (or, as James Brown says in the clip below, "the hat trick") and appears to be on his way to the first big season of his career.

However, despite that, CBS Sports Charley Casserly reports that Finley and the Packers have not discussed a new contract, even though Finley's in the final year of his career.

"The reason is they want to see more of a body of work from him," Casserly said Sunday on The NFL Today. "He's only played in eight of the last 23 Packers games. They've gotta see more consistency and continuity from him over a long period of time."

The Packers may change their tune if Finley can stay healthy over the course of 2011 and put up his early season numbers over the course of a full season. But until that happens, expect Green Bay to let Ted Thompson do what he does best: successfully build rosters.

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Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: October 2, 2011 10:06 pm

Casserly: No talks on new Jermichael Finley deal

let remember that the packers have 5 TE on there roster. One of them being Corles and he did good his rookie year but not much yet this year. We also have a kid from I beleive Alabama who some Say can be the next Finley. This one could all come down to how much he wants to be paid, but the packers have to also come up with Money for Nelson who is a free agent at the end of the year. With his big game in the super bowl and in todays game I hope they sign him before Finley. Packers can lose both no big deal with what we have on the roster and how Thompson drafts we should keep a good and young team for some time. GO PACK GO

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: October 2, 2011 9:12 pm

Casserly: No talks on new Jermichael Finley deal

Based on some of Finley's other contract commentary, I don't think he personally plans to stay with Green Bay regardless.  I think his one and only motivation - and I'm not blaming him - is getting the most money and absolutely nothing else.  My guess is this will be a Drew Rosenhaus type of mess after its all said and done.  Finally and sadly, I also have a bad feeling that if someone gives him the money he thinks he deserves he will become Kellen Winslow III.

Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: October 2, 2011 7:42 pm

Casserly: No talks on new Jermichael Finley deal

"He is to good of playerr not too."  Heaven help us.

Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: October 2, 2011 7:25 pm

Casserly: No talks on new Jermichael Finley deal

He will get a contract.  He is to good of a playerr not too.<br />

Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: October 2, 2011 3:40 pm

Casserly: No talks on new Jermichael Finley deal

As a Packer fan I hope this is the strategy they go with for Finley. He looks amazing when he's on, but having only played one third of the games in the last two years we need to make sure he can stay healthy before we spend the money its gonna cost to keep him. 

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