Jermichael Finley is in the Twin Cities, per a tweet of his, but is not visiting the Vikings, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN1500. We’re late to the story, but as a result haven’t jumped to any interesting conclusions because the whole thing has been (seemingly) sorted out. He tweeted out the following:
What’s Going On In The #TwinCities 2day?
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) May 25, 2014
Which set off fair speculation by those paying attention. Unfortunately, before VT could jump on the bandwagon, Darren Wolfson tweeted out what he knew about the situation:
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) May 26, 2014
Which is boring, if responsible.
Recovering from a spinal bruise, Jermichael Finley would be an interesting, though potentially redundant, add to the Vikings. He suffers from a slightly overblown reputation for drops but was clearly one of the most productive tight ends in the league when healthy.
If the Vikings were particularly interested in matchup opportunities or sets with three tight ends on the field (Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison and Jermichael Finley) in order to create confusion and matchup opportunities (run against nickel, pass against base, etc.) Finley could have provided a different dimension to the offense. As it is, either the roster spot is more valuable to a player that provides a different kind of depth or Finley’s injury is not something the Vikings want to deal with.