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Report: Finley to undergo medical testing with Packers

The Green Bay Packers are taking a step toward a decision on tight end Jermichael Finley.

According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Finley will undergo testing on his neck with the Packers on Wednesday. Finley suffered a spinal contusion in October and had his vertebrae fused.

The Packers have been one of a handful of teams keeping their eye on the 27-year-old tight end as he attempts to get medically cleared following the catastrophic injury.

"In my mind, he's a Green Bay Packer, hopefully," coach Mike McCarthy said on SiriusXM NFL Radio two weeks ago. "He's going through a tough medical situation that we all recognize is a serious injury. My understanding is he's doing everything and beyond to get himself ready, and we'll continue to watch that."

The Packers currently are carrying seven tight ends after re-upping Andrew Quarless, drafting Richard Rodgers and taking a chance on ex-Oregon prospect Colt Lyerla. None, however, has Finley's athleticism and talent.

The biggest hurdle to a return has always been Finley passing medical tests. If he gets the all-clear on Wednesday, the sides will still need to hammer out a contract for the free agent -- at which point other parties might stick their nose in to check out the tight end.

Finley has been resolved from the start to return to the NFL regardless of which team signs him, but he clearly has a soft spot for the Packers:

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