Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who suffered a serious neck injury that required surgery this past season, said he expects to be cleared for contact soon, according to

Finley told PFT on Friday that his doctor expects to give Finley clearance for contact within the next three or four weeks.

Finley said he was 99.9 percent certain he would be cleared.

If that is the case, Finley will be an attractive addition to the free agent market.

Finley suffered his neck injury in an October 20 game against the Cleveland Browns. He had single-fusion surgery on C-3 and C-4 vertebrae as a result. At the time, it was unclear whether he would be able to play football again.

In six games in 2013, Finley had 25 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns.