NFC Championship breakdown
With two fierce defenses
on the field, the team that best controls the line of scrimmage Sunday could win the NFC Championship Game. More ...
"We've been speaking, and they've made it clear they would like him to be back there, and Jermichael's made it clear he would like to be back there," Blake Baratz said. "Now that the season's over, there's a little more time to focus on the particulars."
The two sides had discussions throughout the season, according to the report, but haven't set a timetable in getting a deal done.
Finley, 24, played in all 16 games this season, his fourth in the NFL. He missed the last 11 games of the 2010 season with a knee injury.
Teams can designate franchise and transition tags beginning Feb. 20 and have until March 5 to tag players. The free-agency period begins March 13.