Finley waiting on MRI: The hopeful return of Jermichael Finley appears to be on track. The tight end will have an MRI soon that will go a long way toward determining his future. In the meantime, a couple of teams are already reportedly showing interest. The Seahawks are believed to be pushing hardest for Finley’s services, but the Dolphins have also reportedly entered the fray. However, Miami team officials are only interested in Finley on a “low risk” contract. That’s probably the same thing the veteran will hear from most teams that approach him about a deal. If Finley is truly healed and can play at his previous level, he might find himself as a low-end TE1 before the season ends.
Rice returns to Seattle?: After being cleared by doctors, Sidney Rice is back on the free-agent market and could return to the Seattle Seahawks. The receiver is rehabbing a torn ACL and is also drawing interest from the Saints and Panthers. Entering his eighth season in the NFL, Rice has struggled to avoid injury. He’s played in more than nine games just once over the past four campaigns. Wherever Rice lands, his history makes him too much of a risk to count on as anything more than a waiver wire option.
Run, run Rudolph: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is progressing well from a foot injury that slowed him in 2013. The veteran says he’s been running since mid-February and has had no problems. That’s good news, especially with Norv Turner now running the offense in Minnesota. Turner has traditionally involved his tight ends heavily in his schemes. As long as Rudolph shows no ill effects from the injury, he’ll be a top-10 fantasy tight end in 2014 drafts.
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