Buzz on Packers TE corps
March, 4, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN.com
There have been promising reports recently about Jermichael Finley's recovery from neck surgery. Still, it's tough to get a read on what sort of value he will find on the free-agent market when it opens up in a week. Over the past three seasons, no tight end with at least 165 targets has dropped balls at a higher rate (7.1 percent) than Finley. He also has been a shoddy pass-blocker and prone to other injuries as a pro.
The negatives could keep his market value low enough that the Green Bay Packers could re-sign him on a one-year prove-it deal, but most signs are that they will let him walk. TE Andrew Quarless also is a free agent and could depart, which would leave the team leaning on second-year man Brandon Bostick. He could carry some upside due to his athleticism, but he is a raw project.
In other words, we should expect the Packers to bring in some tight end talent this offseason via free agency or, more likely, the draft. Who might they target?