Notes: Finley was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, officially ending his season. Finley, a free agent after this season, has said he plans to play again. "The medical decision made for Jermichael was in the best interest of him as a man, as a father, as a husband. This wasn't about football, we were not going to take that chance," McCarthy said. ... Matthews will try to practice this week with a club after having pins removed from his injured right thumb. ... The team also placed linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) on injured reserve, and activated tackle Derek Sherrod from the reserve/physically unable to perform list. Sherrod, a first-round draft pick in 2001, hasn't played since breaking his leg in December 2011.