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Jermichael Finley may have deal with Green Bay Packers

Patrick Smith

There's no place like home, and that's held true for Jermichael Finley. The former Green Bay Packers tight end has been looking for the perfect situation to resume his NFL career after a devastating neck injury looked to have ended it.

Teams have been leery about signing Finley, who had his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae fused a month after suffering a spinal contusion Oct. 20 on a hit by Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson.

He's visited with the New England PAtriots and Seattle Seahawks in addition to drawing interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers.

It looks like Green Bay is where he'll be playing this year.

There was no initial word on whether the tweet meant he was officially re-signing with the Packers, or if he's simply asking for the Packers to approve his latest medical tests on Wednesday.

Finley could have chose not to play football again and collected a $10 million insurance disability paycheck, but it might have not bee as easy as it was made out to be.

That could have helped lead Finley to choose to keep playing football. He told ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde on Wednesday that his neck is in great shape now and he still hopes to return to Green Bay.

"This is the best I've felt in this entire crazy process," Finley said. "Tell everybody I'm working as hard as I can to get back to Packer Nation."

Finley is arguably the best free agent left on the market, but his health is what could determine whether he does sign with the Packers or another team at some point before the 2014 NFL season opens.

Hopefully, he does get a clean bill of health and gets to continue playing football.