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Cheering for Jermichael Finley's drops

4/18/2013

Following the lead of New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will make a contribution to a Boston charity for every reception -- and dropped pass -- in 2013. Here is Finley's announcement, with an appropriate level of dark humor as well:

Amendola pledged $100 for every reception and $200 for every drop, but it's only fair to note that Amendola dropped one pass (in 96 targets) last season for the St. Louis Rams, according to ESPN Stats & Information. As every Packers fan can tell you, Finley had much more difficulty hanging onto the ball; ESPN Stats & Information had him with six drops in 85 targets.

Plenty of athletes and private citizens will make do what they can to help those impacted by the Boston Marathon tragedy. Not all of those efforts will be chronicled on the NFC North blog. I just thought the self-deprecating nature of Finley's gesture was worth noting. So I did.