Packers sign extension with Finley

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have re-signed tight end Jermichael Finley, who was set to become a free agent.

The signing was announced Thursday by general manager Ted Thompson, who drafted Finley in the third round in 2008.

In 2011, Finley matched his career high with 55 receptions and had career bests in yards receiving (767) and touchdown catches (8). The reception and yardage totals rank second in franchise history by a tight end, and Finley ranked third in the NFL for tight ends with a 13.9-yard average in 2011 (minimum 40 receptions).