TE Finley confirms new Packers deal on Twitter


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Tight end Jermichael Finley says he has agreed to a new deal with the Green Bay Packers.

Finley posted a message on his Twitter account Wednesday night appearing to confirm reports that he has agreed to return to the team. Finley wrote, "It's TRUE! Thank you so much to the Packers organization, all my fans, and my beautiful wife."

Finley was set to become a free agent, and the team was expected to consider using the franchise tag on him. Multiple media reports said Wednesday that Finley had re-signed with Green Bay.

Packers officials did not immediately confirm terms of the deal.