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Tight end Jermichael Finley is staying with the Green Bay Packers, and he won't have to take a pay cut or restructure his contract, according to multiple reports Monday.

The deadline for making a roster decision on Finley was Monday, and 10 minutes after the deadline passed, Finley announced the news on Twtter, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

"Ecstatic 2 b back w @packers. Best place on earth," Finley tweeted. "Thank u 2 my agents & family @blakebaratz @Jhart5266. I appreciate all that u do. #pack."

The Packers will pay Finley his $3 million roster bonus, which is due on Tuesday. He will also receive his $8.25 million base salary for 2013.

The Journal Sentinel reported that, according to a source, the Packers had spoken to Finley's representatives about the possibility of modifying his salary in 2013, which was the second year of his two-year deal.

But Finley stuck with the $8.25 million, forcing the Packers to keep him at that rate or release him.

They decided to keep Finley, 26, who had 61 receptions for 667 yards and two touchdowns in 2012.

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