The Packers heading into the offseason had just 8 unrestricted free agents, but that number is down to 7 after the team today came to terms with tight end Jermichael Finley on a two-year deal.
According to Mike Florio at PFT, the extension is worth around $15 million. $7.5 million per year top the $7.4 million per year value of Cowboys tight end Jason Witten’s current contract.
The deal is also worth approximately $2 million more than the projected franchise tag for a tight end, and $2 million less than the projected franchise tag for a wide receiver.
Finley, when healthy, is very good, but seems to have issues staying on the field. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder is also used as a wide out at times, adding another position to his resume.
In four season in the NFL, Finley has 137 receptions for 1,818 yards and 15 touchdowns. Finley missed most of the 2010 season with a knee injury.