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Like Jennings, Finley returns, ready to play Thursday

Aug 19, 2012 -- 11:51pm
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GREEN BAY – Greg Jennings wasn’t the only one who returned to work Sunday for the Green Bay Packers.

Tight end Jermichael Finley also returned to practice, having sat out since Aug. 6 with a quadriceps strain. Like Jennings, who hadn’t practiced since a concussion during the Aug. 3 Family Night Scrimmage, Finley said he expects to play Thursday night at Cincinnati.

“Oh yeah. Hands down. It’s a must that I go,” Finley said. “Got to get that timing down.”

“It’s important right now. These last two games, we need to get the timing, the chemistry down with the quarterback, so it’s key for us to get out there, at least a series or two.”

Finley said that his biggest challenge in practice was making sure he was where he needed to be from a conditioning standpoint.

“We run our 2-minute offense regularly. We’re going to run it a half, we have a half of 2-minute offense, so you’ve got to get that wind up the next few days,” Finley said.

Finley said had it been the regular season, he would’ve played through the quadriceps injury

“Of course I would’ve played. If you have something broken or a ligament loose, of course you can’t play, but a quad injury, I can play through it,” Finley said. “But you want to rest it when it’s hurt so it won’t come up on you in the regular season.”

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