Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley paid a visit to New England to meet with the Patriots, reports ESPN.com’s Adam Caplan (via Twitter). Agent Blake Baratz told Pro Football Talk last week that his client a Friday visit scheduled but declined to identify the team. It appears the Pats were that club, as PFT speculated at the time.
Finley, 27, met with the Seahawks early in the free agent period, but Seattle is reportedly no longer in the mix for the former Packer. While the Pats and ‘Hawks are the only two teams to host Finley so far, the veteran tight end, who was voted by PFR readers as the best free agent still on the market in May, should garner some interest, particularly now that he has been medically cleared by his personal doctor and is no longer linked to future compensatory draft picks.
Although his 2013 campaign was cut short by his spinal injury, Finley was one of Aaron Rodgers‘ top weapons in Green Bay in previous years, averaging 58 receptions, 717 receiving yards, and five touchdowns per season in 2011 and 2012.