Report: Packers and Jermichael Finley agree to two-year deal
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Green Bay Packers and tight end Jermichael Finley have agreed to a two-year deal worth $15 million.
Finley, the team's third-round pick in 2008, confirmed the report himself via Twitter:
It's TRUE! Thank you so much to the Packers organization, all of my fans, and my beautiful wife. Happy Bday. Let's GO Packers!! Back soon...— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) February 23, 2012
After missing 11 games in 2010, Finley stayed healthy for a full 16-game (17-game if you count the playoffs) season. Although he set career highs in receiving yards (767) and touchdowns (eight) and tied his career high for receptions (55), Finley averaged a three-year low in yards per game (47.9) and had way too many drops.
In our early 2012 fantasy football rankings, Finley is the No. 7 tight end after Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten, Antonio Gates, Vernon Davis and Aaron Hernandez.