Well, hold the phone! Or maybe don’t hold the phone. Tight end Jermichael Finley and his neck injury will be in Green Bay today to meet with the Packers.
What does that mean? Nothing, apparently.
All the local dickwads and some national ones were saying that Finley was going to meet with Packers team doctor, Pat McKenzie, who was going to put Finley through some tests. You know, to see if he might be able to play football again.
Well, Rob Demovsky says the trip is a planned family trip and while he’s in town, Finley is going to stop in. So, highly unlikely he’s going to receive any sort of medical diagnosis while he’s hanging out.
“It’s a formality, no testing,” the source said. “Nothing more, nothing less.”
Finley had spinal fusion surgery in November and he expected to be cleared to return to football several months ago. That clearance hasn’t come and there’s been no indication that it will.
Finley obviously wants to return and the Packers appear to be holding out hope that he can at some point. While they’ve unceremoniously given away both Johnny Jolly and Ryan Pickett’s lockers (like Finley, both unrestricted free agents), they’ve kept Big Fin’s intact.
The Packers reported for OTAs today. Maybe Finley is trying to sneak through without anyone noticing him and get on the field. Then when he catches a few balls he’ll be like, “See? I’m fine!”
And the Packers will sign him on the spot.
Probably not, though.