Cortland Finnegan returns to practice

Three weeks ago, Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan suffered a groin injury.  He hadn’t practiced since.

Today, he did.

Both Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean and Terry McCormick of have new items regarding the development. 

It’s the best feeling,” Finnegan said, per McCormick.  “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.”

Though the main goal is to have Finnegan in the fold on September 12 against the Raiders, coach Jeff Fisher said, per Wyatt, that the team is approaching Thursday night’s preseason finale “with the expectation that he probably can play.”

Finnegan himself sounded more optimistic.  “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, per McCormick.

In Finnegan’s absence, Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner had worked with the first team.  Wyatt predicts that, once Finnegan returns, Verner will head to the bench.