Updated 12:16 AM EDT, Wed, May 12, 2021

NFL Free Agents 2014 Rumors: Green Bay Packers’ Jermichael Finley Eyeing Seattle Seahawks

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley dismissed his rumored retirement after sustaining a season-ending injury in 2013, revealing that he will be medically cleared to return soon.

Finley, whose 2013 season was cut short to six games after sustaining a major neck injury, revealed in an interview with PFT Live that he will be given medical clearance within the next three or four weeks.

The 26-year-old tight end will become a free agent next month and he is expected to become one of the most coveted players on the free agency market.

Several teams are expected to pursue the soon-to-be-free-agent. Finley reiterated that he is leaning towards resigning with the Packers, but he is also preparing for any eventuality in the coming months.

"I said it once before, I want to be a Packer for life," Finley said, NBC Sports reported. "But we all know this is a business and the Packers are going to take it as a business but at the same time, I was playing at a high level when I got injured. But at the end of the day, I can go give any team what they need and take them to the promised land, I can guarantee you that."

Should the Packers decide to go in another direction and let him walk away via free agency, Finley expressed hope that the Seattle Seahawks, who will be playing at Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, will be his next destination.

"I mean there's a couple of teams I would love and would be on the first flight out to play with but like I said the Packers are going to come at me with something and I'm going to go to them first and see what they've got and if it's not I would love to be on the first flight out to good old Seattle," Finley said.

Meanwhile, Michael Vick is also facing an uncertain future, but the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is confident that he can land a starting role for the 2014 NFL season.

The Eagles have yet to reveal their plans for Vick, but sources said that the team is not interested in starting the 33-year-old veteran next season.

Sources said that Vick, who had 1,215 passing yards with five touchdown throws this season, is expected to attract the interest of the New York Jets when the free agency period begins. The Jets are reportedly looking for a new starter next season after Geno Smith failed to fufill expectations in his rookie year in New York.

"Vick is unlikely to have many options as a starter, but the Jets are an intriguing potential fit as free agency nears. Geno Smith had an up-and-down rookie season, and general manager John Idzik has not committed to Smith as the team's starter in 2014," NFL analyst Dan Hanzus reported.

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