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Seahawks out of chase for Finley

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GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 15: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoreing a touchdown against the the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field on September 15, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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As we (and plenty of others) try to figure out where free-agent tight end Jermichael Finley took a visit on Friday, we’ve learned he has one fewer suitor, despite being medically cleared to play.

Per a league source, the Seahawks are out of the Finley sweepstakes.

Finley visited Seattle early in free agency, where his neck was checked out by doctors. The Sehawks had ongoing interest, and they were regarded to be one of the leading candidates to sign Finley.

Even though he has received clearance from Dr. Joseph Maroon, the Pittsburgh neurologist who fused the C3-C4 vertebrates in Finley’s neck, the doctors employed by an interested team also must clear him. For the Seahawks, it won’t get to that; they have decided to pull the plug on efforts to sign Finley.

Other interested teams are believed to be the Packers and Giants. We’ve speculated that Finley visited the Patriots on Friday, given that the team that hosted him insisted on silence -- which is something the Patriots typically do.