Brett LoGiurato
Sunday June 1st, 2014

Jermichael Finley is hoping to put a neck injury behind him in 2014. (David Bergman/SI) Jermichael Finley is hoping to put a neck injury behind him in 2014. (David Bergman/SI)

The Seattle Seahawks have bowed out of the sweepstakes for tight end Jermichael Finley, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported Sunday.

The Seahawks have passed on their pursuit of Finley despite the fact he's been medically cleared to return to play. He visited the Seahawks early this offseason but failed the team's physical. However, according to Florio, Seattle remained interested in Finley until pulling out of the running this weekend.

Florio reported that the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers, Finley's former team, are expected to be potential suitors for Finley going forward. Finley also had a free-agent visit with a "mystery team" on Friday.

Finley is attempting to return from a serious neck injury that threatened his career. Dr. Joseph Maroon, the Pittsburgh-based surgeon who operated on Finley, cleared him to return to the gridiron last week.

In six games with Green Bay last season, Finley had 25 catches for 300 yards and three touchdowns. AUDIBLES: Jermichael Finley visits 'mystery team' >

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