Jermichael Finley retires from NFL; hadn't played since 2013 injury

Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has officially retired, agent Blake Baratz told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Finley, 28, has not played since he suffered a bruised spinal cord on Oct. 20, 2013, against the Cleveland Browns. That injury left him momentarily without movement or feeling in his extremities.

Finley underwent surgery in November 2013 to fuse together the C-3 and C-4 vertebrae in his neck. Reportedly, he was cleared in 2014 to resume football activities, but he has remained unsigned as a free agent.

Finley addressed his decision in a series of tweets Monday night.

Finley had a $10 million disability policy that would be paid if he never played football again, and he was expected to collect on it.

He caught 223 passes for 2,785 yards and 20 touchdowns in 70 NFL games for the Packers.