Micah Hyde Doesn’t Know Where He’s Playing
One of the big questions of the offseason for the Green Bay Packers is where Micah Hyde will end up.
Hyde played cornerback in college and manned that position in his rookie season with the Packers. He was impressive, with 55 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
The coaching staff noticed. Hyde was a part-time player in 2013, sitting behind Sam Shields and Tramon Williams, and often Davon House. But he made enough of an impact when he was on the field that coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers need to find a way to get Hyde on the field more in 2014.
That will be tough to do at cornerback with Casey Hayward returning from injury and all three of those other guys still on the roster. That’s led to speculation that Hyde will be moved to safety, the Packers’ worst position in 2013.
That’s all it is at this point though. Not even Hyde knows what’s going on.
“I’m getting tweeted at and I have my family asking me and my friends asking me, ‘I heard you’re playing safety. I heard you’re playing safety,’ ” Hyde said. “And I’m just like, ‘Yo, I haven’t heard anything. You guys know more than I know.’ ”
Of course, Hyde is open to anything that gets him on the field full time and that certainly isn’t going to be playing cornerback.
We should find out what the coaching staff has in mind when offseason workouts begin.
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