Buzz: Jets expressing interest in TE Jermichael Finley

In addition to the news about the Jets and Jeff Cumberland in “serious negotiations” the Jets, it seems that the Jets might also have some interest in Jermichael Finley, by many the top tight end free agent in this year’s group.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The Jets interest in Finley is in no way at odds with any desire to bring back Jeff Cumberland.  Cumby has established himself as a good second option, but there is a gap if they want more production out of him.

Finley had a neck injury that will keep teams from investing much into him and it has recently been reported that the former Packer is “close” to getting his medical clearances.  While some teams might be squeamish, the Jets experience with Kellen Winslow Jr. might make them bolder than most.  Finley is by far the best player in a mediocre class of free agent tight ends, so would be worth a serious run thanks to the Jets more than generous cap space.

Either way, both moves don’t preclude them from still drafting a long-term solution in the mid rounds.  Cumberland and Finley can provide value here and now while a mid-round draftee will take a little time in acclimating to the NFL game.




19 comments
kniff
kniff

No thanks to Finley.... other than Graham, this TE FA class leaves something to be desired...

Lets keep Sudfeld and Cumby, and draft the next stud in the first or second round.... you guys know our faves by now...


I must admit I'm tired of chasing injured guys that may or may not have something left in the tank, lets get strong man!!

Can't we focus on DB or G or OLB??  The FAs available here are impressive.

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

Finley at 27 , if he can stay healthy would be great with Cumby t #. I say go for it


D
D

Lance Moore was released too

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

We need a term like ambulance chaser,  except for someone who stalks people *leaving* the hospital.

harold
harold

Santonio Holmes officially released per Turn on the Jets!

Marvel
Marvel

if I had to guess I'd say idzik is interested in over 50 FAs... and over 100 draft prospects.

lagoo
lagoo

I was surprise to see cumby ran a 4.45 40 I hope he's back. This guys more talented than pettigrew. The only FA we NEED to sign is michael Bennett.

GQballer84
GQballer84

@Brian_Bassett No thank you. Pettigrew or Bust. Too many questions surrounding Finley. Plus he can't block.

lagoo
lagoo

We already have a good slot reciever plus when meachem left the saints he was terrible when he came back he was good again. PASS

davem
davem

Insurance Company?

Bent
Bent moderator

@kniff @jaym @harold  Not quite.


Robert Murray is in no way affiliated with the NFL and appears to just report rumors from around the web.  His next tweet even confirms that he's just sharing TOTJ's report.