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Cortland Finnegan made it through his first full practice in more than three weeks and declared himself past the groin injury that has nagged him throughout all of preseason.
“It's the best feeling. You feel like an outsider and a loner when you can't practice, because you work so hard all off-season. It's a blessing to be back out there. I'm excited,” Finnegan said.
Finnegan returned to his left cornerback position for Monday's practice and said that barring a setback, he believes the injury could finally be behind them.
“Absolutely. I want to help these guys,” Finnegan said.
While no final decision has been made, both Finnegan and Coach Jeff Fisher sounded as if he would be a go Thursday night when the Titans host the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.
“We'll see what coach says. I'm going to practice and give it my all. I definitely feel like I need to work some cobwebs out, so we'll just test it out on Thursday,” Finnegan said.
Fisher added, “He did pretty well. We'll continue to push him through the week with the expectation that he can probably play.”
Finnegan had not made it through a full practice since Aug. 5, when he was given the next day off with what was then termed “tightness.”
For days, the injury was shrouded in mystery and attributed to a hip flexor with other indications saying it was a quadriceps before it was finally revealed to be a groin injury.
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