Packers tight end Jermichael Finley made it clear last week that he wouldn't consider taking a pay cut to stay in Green Bay. But Finley's agent, Blake Baratz, didn't rule it out when asked on Wednesday if Finley would be willing to take a pay cut.
"I would never just turn my nose up at anything," Baratz told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I will listen and hear anybody about anything and withhold judgment until I do. I can't say today whether I would, whether I wouldn't, whether it's in Jermichael's best interest, his worst interest."
"There'd have to be a reason why he would have to take a pay cut," Baratz continued. "Maybe he would. Maybe he wouldn't. It's all hypothetical until the numbers are there."
Finley is set to count $8.5 million against Green Bay's salary cap in 2013. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the only Packer that will count for more against next season's cap.
If the Packers do ask Finley to take a pay cut -- the team hasn't yet -- things could get interesting. In an interview last week, Finley said he'd quit the team before taking less money.
"I'd have to walk for sure, meaning I couldn't take a pay cut," Finley said. "Maybe I'd restructure if it's a deal that I like and it makes sense, but I'm not the guy that's just going to sign anything and let anything pass."
Finley finished 2012 with 61 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns. The 61 receptions were a career-high for the five-year veteran. The Packers had three other tight ends on the roster last season -- Tom Crabtree, D.J. Williams and Ryan Taylor -- who combined for 16 catches, 271 yards and three touchdowns in 2012.
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