Next step for Finley's road back to health

Jermichael Finley undergoes surgery, could recover by spring. Click here for the story. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Next step for Finley's road back to health

By Matt Trebby. CREATED Apr 8, 2014

Jermichael Finley has garnered interest from five NFL teams since becoming a free agent. All those teams are waiting to make sure the former Paackers tight end's neck is healthy enough to play football.

On Tuesday, ESPN's Josina Anderson provided an update on Finley's situation:

Finley expects to get an X-ray on his injured neck on Thursday, and then an MRI within two weeks. Anderson then says Finley will send his scans to Steelers team neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon, who performed the spinal fusion surgery on the tight end.

It was reported early in March that five teams were interested in Finley's services. The Packers are also reportedly interested in retaining the 27-year-old tight end.

On March 21, the Journal Sentinel reported that Finley may be "several months" away from actually signing with a team.