|Packers TE Jermichael Finley is due $4.45 million in 2013 plus a $3 million roster bonus. (USATSI)|
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the month that league sources expected Finley to end up elsewhere, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Sunday that the Packers are "torn" as to what they will do with the tight end heading into his sixth year.
It will all come down to money. The team is looking into long-term extensions for linebacker Clay Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and with Finley due $4.45 million in 2013 plus a $3 million roster bonus March 27, he could be one to let go.
Finley, though a dazzling athlete, has been inconsistent at best during his time in Green Bay. He had 61 catches last season -- a career high -- but just two touchdowns. Finley had eight catches for scores in 2011.
“He played well for like four games this year,” one scout told the paper. “You can't trust the dude. He's selfish.”
Finley will probably have a decision to make himself. The Packers could restructure his contract for less money, or he can hit the open market and see what teams are interested. The Bears have been looked at as a strong possibility, but how much they, or anyone else, is willing to pay remains to be seen.
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