Packers Get Thinner at Corner with Micah Hyde Out

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Micah Hyde

Micah Hyde

For the Green Bay Packers, the injuries continue to mount. Cornerback Micah Hyde sat out Thursday’s practice with a groin injury, leaving the beleaguered secondary about as thin as it can get.

Hyde joins fellow cornerbacks Sam Shields (hamstring), Casey Hayward (hamstring) and James Nixon (knee) on the sidelines.

Both Shields and Hayward missed last Sunday’s game.

If the Packers go into their game with the Vikings this week with all of those guys sidelined, it’s going to be pretty interesting.

The Packers nickel package would consist of Tramon Williams, Davon House and Jarrett Bush. If one of those guys were to go down during the game, the Packers would have to get creative.

Hyde’s injury complicates the return game as well because he handles both kickoffs and punts. While Johnathan Franklin can certainly take over kick return duties — he started the year in that role — it’s uncertain who would handle punts.

The only other guys who’ve worked in that role in a game this season are Jeremy Ross, who was cut, and Randall Cobb, who’s on injured reserve.

That could mean the Packers may have risk exposing No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson on punt returns.

As for the rest of the injury report, these guys didn’t practice on Thursday either — Nick Perry, Don Barclay, Johnny Jolly and Aaron Rodgers.

Ugh.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

19 Comments on "Packers Get Thinner at Corner with Micah Hyde Out"

  1. Tucson Packer

    The last three stories on here, including this one, are all about injuries.

    Im gonna go injure myself.

  2. hate faux fans

    Their training staff actually won an award got bring the best, true definition of irony right there

  3. the real russ letlow

    ugh is right! I’m so sick of hearing about hamstrings and groins. Damn! broken bones galore! WTF!!! I never remember the team getting this close, regularly, to not having enough healthy players to suit up the 46. ever. THIS SUCKS!

  4. Shawn Iltarion

    No fear.

    We still have Jerron McMillian, M.D. Jennings, Chris Banjo and Morgan Burnett to cover people if need be.

    ….That was a joke.

  5. Nacho dan

    Well the good news is most of the defense sucks anyway. Put an ad on Craigslist for some defenseman and it should be an upgrade. Problem solved.

  6. Ivomitonvikingfans

    This is now preseason as far as I am concerned. Looking to see if Tolzien improves and can be their developmental backup. If not; hopefully Flynn can perform ok. Want to see if Boykin can continue to be a legit starting receiver. Bostic is intriguing and I would like to see his role increase. Fuck the defense. Other than maybe 5 or 6 players they can all go fuck themselves.

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