Jermichael Finley visited New England Patriots


It appears we've learned the identity of Jermichael Finley's "mystery team."

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Finley visited with the New England Patriots on Friday, according to a source informed of the situation.

ESPN's Adam Caplan had the first report of Finley's visit.

The news comes on the same day we learned the Seattle Seahawks have dropped out of the chase for the tight end, who is attempting to make a return from a serious neck injury suffered last October. Finley's doctor said last week that the tight end has gained full medical clearance after spinal fusion surgery.

A (healthy) pairing of Rob Gronkowski and Jermichael Finley could be the making of a dynamic 1-2 punch in Foxborough. New England has lacked depth at the position since Aaron Hernandez's legal problems yanked him out of the NFL.

It all goes back to the medicals, and whether Finley can convince the Patriots -- or any NFL team -- to take a chance on him.

The latest "Around The League Podcast" breaks down the news and examines developments from the first week of OTAs.