Jermichael Finley is the guy everyone's expected to become the "next great tight end" but injuries have derailed a potential breakout for a while now. Last Sunday, Finley caught three touchdowns (or, as James Brown says in the clip below, "the hat trick") and appears to be on his way to the first big season of his career.
However, despite that, CBS Sports Charley Casserly reports that Finley and the Packers have not discussed a new contract, even though Finley's in the final year of his career.
"The reason is they want to see more of a body of work from him," Casserly said Sunday on The NFL Today. "He's only played in eight of the last 23 Packers games. They've gotta see more consistency and continuity from him over a long period of time."
The Packers may change their tune if Finley can stay healthy over the course of 2011 and put up his early season numbers over the course of a full season. But until that happens, expect Green Bay to let Ted Thompson do what he does best: successfully build rosters.
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