Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Jermichael Finley should be one of the best tight ends in the league.  He showed signs of it in 2009 and 2010.  Yet injuries and potential mental hurdles have kept him from being the player he could be.  But Finley hopes to change that.  While he has been able to play the last three games with a partially separated shoulder, Finley's production has been drastically minimized by the injury.  He is feeling better and will look to increase his productivity.  According to Sports Illustrated, Finley is fully recovered and looking to rebuild his relationship with his Packers' teammates while helping lead the team to victory.  Finley had previously alluded to an issue between him and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  However, Finley is working to get past that after he and Rodgers have talked and began repairing their relationship.  "I'm doing it from here on out every Saturday,'' Finley said. "The guy (Rodgers) is touching the ball 100 percent of the time. You've got to have that trust. That 30-, 45-minute meeting, that shows a lot. And he just says, `How do you want the ball?' I tell him, `It ain't how I want it, you tell me what you want me to do.'' Finley is in his fifth season with the Packers.  He has battled through his shoulder injury this season and made it through a knee injury in 2011.  Now, he must step up and show the team some of what he did in 2009 and 2011.  Finley has over 2,000 yards in his career and 16 touchdowns.  Last season, he played in just three games.  This season, he has 28 receptions and just one touchdown.  Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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