GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Jason Chery had to lobby his way into the Green Bay Packers' return game, begging coaches on the sideline to let him field a punt in last week's preseason game against Indianapolis.
They gave in at the last second, Chery ran on the field -- and immediately returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown. Chery now will handle both punts and kickoffs in Thursday night's preseason finale at Kansas City, giving him a chance to earn a roster spot.
Chery, who played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette and spent time on the practice squad with Carolina and Pittsburgh last season, said he hopes his big play opened the coaches' eyes.
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