The Packers have a decision to make about the talented Finley, who is due a $3 million roster bonus in March. If the Packers trade or release Finley, they would save $8.25 million.
"It's the nature of the business," Finley told the newspaper. "If there's a guy that's overpaid or that they think is overpaid, they'll ask for a pay cut. There's no doubt that I want to be there for life. But it's a business and the business will tell you otherwise. I would say on the business front, it's 50/50. But if it was up to me or anybody in my circle, I would love to be back."
So if he does get released, obviously a ton of teams will be interested. There's the obvious connection to John Schneider and Green Bay, but then you also have the fact that Finley has been a punkass for most of his career. Mike McCarthy said he was "a different man" down the stretch last season and spoke positively about Finley's maturation.
No doubt he'd be the perfect guy the Hawks are looking for at Tight End. Question is, would he be cancerous, would he take a role as Miller's "backup" even though he'd get his share of touches, and would he be a punk?
If he did get released, I'm sure Seattle would do their due diligence on him but I see someone else breaking the bank for him. Some food for thought though.