The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel seconds that notion. Venerated reporter Bob McGinn reported Sunday the Packersremain "torn" about keeping Finley, whose salary-cap figure of $8.75 million is second only to Aaron Rodgers' $9.75 million. Finley is due a $3 million roster bonus March 27 on top of a $4.45 million base salary.
One possibility is to ask Finley to take a pay cut. It's not an unreasonable request for a player the Packers' decision-makers were determined to dump during a mid-season slump in 2012. The question is if Finley's camp believes he can do better than $4 million to $5 million on the open market.
"He played well for like four games this year," one scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "You can't trust the dude. He's selfish."
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There are a couple of potential holdups with Jennings, however. General manager Ted Thompson can't count on a sign-and-trade, as other teams would be ready to call his bluff. Thompson is faced with a tight cap situation, exacerbated by pending extensions for Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews. The latter could have designs on a Mario Williams' market-setting contract, averaging $16 million annually.
Even with $14 million in cap space, the Packers likely will have to choose between Jennings and Finley. The depth at wide receiver suggests losing Jennings would be more palatable.