sp0rtsfan
...like they decided for Nick Collins?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/23/jermichael-finley-could-need-surgery/
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john42
Finley tweeted and then quickly deleted: "To all my fans: Every [piece of] info that's out right now is FALSE!"
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sp0rtsfan
Now it is being told as more of a "perfect storm" type of hit. Nothing wrong with him physically.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9863534/jermichael-finley-green-bay-packers-no-table-recovery
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diener34
Collins case was different.

Collins was found to have genetic predisposition that made him susceptible to future injury. One of his spinal columns was much smaller than normal and put him more at risk to do more damage in the future, he's technically fully healthy.
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legendoflambeau
I honestly figured they would walk away before this injury happened.
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mrmike527
I'm extremely skeptical of the "doctor" who hasn't examined Finley but is offering his expertise on Finley's condition. Seems like something a doctor who has genuine credibility wouldn't do.
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paladium
My opinion..

The Packers, over the next two weeks, will talk with Finley and multiple doctors. Unless every expert they talk to clears him to play without worry this season the Packers will place him on IR. If Finley goes on IR, the Packers will encourage him to seek the advice of 10+ experts in the field and follow their recommendations. If those doctors feel that Finley can return to football without an increased risk of injury the Packers will offer him a contract extension for 2-3 years that is conditional on him passing his physical after any surgery and probably includes a buyout clause (around 1m) if he fails. For JMike, this would provide him with one last paycheck if he never heals up and cannot play football again. For the Packers, this would ensure that if he cannot return they are protected. If he can return after missing at most 1 season (like P Manning) they would have him for 1-2 years at a reduced rate.
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bhsblackhawks
paladium wrote:
My opinion..

The Packers, over the next two weeks, will talk with Finley and multiple doctors. Unless every expert they talk to clears him to play without worry this season the Packers will place him on IR. If Finley goes on IR, the Packers will encourage him to seek the advice of 10+ experts in the field and follow their recommendations. If those doctors feel that Finley can return to football without an increased risk of injury the Packers will offer him a contract extension for 2-3 years that is conditional on him passing his physical after any surgery and probably includes a buyout clause (around 1m) if he fails. For JMike, this would provide him with one last paycheck if he never heals up and cannot play football again. For the Packers, this would ensure that if he cannot return they are protected. If he can return after missing at most 1 season (like P Manning) they would have him for 1-2 years at a reduced rate.

Are you implying the packers would offer Finley a contract with a lot of guaranteed money? I'd be shocked if they did that. And NFL contracts aren't guaranteed at all. Even if Finley signs the contract but is unable to pay, he'll get nothing (or just a very small percentage of that contract) because they would just cut him. No reason to include a "buy out" clause for players in the NFL. I guess there are rules about cutting players, but I'm unsure exactly how they're worded. I'm fairly positive the Packers would make sure that they're at almost no risk in that situation, though.
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sp0rtsfan
credible?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/12/chmura-finley-says-hes-having-neck-surgery-on-thursday/
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jfredmhs
Credible or not, he will never play as a Packer again. Ted Thompson is one of the most conservative there is and there's no way he puts any offer on the table for Finley as an overpaid TE that no matter what will forever be labeled as having a significant injury problem/tendancy. On top of that, he has shown he may not be the best teammate in the league and is a poor blocker with a pile of drops. TE is a void that can be filled in the NFL draft or free agency most years and is a position that is easier than most to evaluate talent and how it fits a franchise.

I do think Finley will play again, but GB is not going to be his place.
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