The Giants potential interest in the services of 27-year old tight end Jermichael Finley has been bantered about for months. Yet despite being recently cleared for football activities (spinal fusion) by the performing surgeon, the team is “no longer in play” for Finley according to WFAN Giants beat reporter Paul Dottino. The Giants are risk managers above all, and clearly they didn’t feel secure after reviewing Finley’s medicals.
finley shopping because giants no longer in play — each team has own comfort level with injury risk….giants heavily lean to cautious side
— GiantsWFAN (@giantswfan) June 4, 2014
The Seattle Seahawks also removed themselves from the Finley sweepstakes earlier this week, and lord knows Russell Wilson could have benefited from another offensive toy. The Oakland Raiders are believed to be the front runners at this point in the process.
Make no mistake: this was a medical decision by the Jints. The two parties are otherwise an ideal match, with former Packers tight end coach Ben McAdoo calling plays and the TE depth chart lacking for experienced producers. The Giants also freed up $6.9 million in salary cap space since June 2nd, via Over the Cap calculations. In his prime years Finley combined his 6’5″ – 247 lb frame with wide receiver wheels and ball skills, while also developing into a serviceable pass blocker.
Meanwhile… the Giants will go to battle with the “Three Amigos” during training camp and perhaps beyond– Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell and UDFA rookie Xavier Grimble. Robinson is the only member of the trio with statistics on his NFL resume, catching three balls for 31 yards in 2013.
What say you, Giants nation? On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you with the “Three Amigos” at the tight end spot?