The Green Bay Packers will be without their leading interceptor from last season, cornerback Casey Hayward, for the first month of the season.
Hayward injured his hamstring before training camp and didn’t see the field until the third preseason game, when of course he re-injured the same hamstring.
The Packers are said to be being extra cautious with the injury this time around. Maybe they should have been more cautious the first time.
In Hayward’s absence, rookie Micah Hyde has taken over as the nickel back.
The Packers do look like they got some good news with another injury. Safety Morgan Burnett, who has also been battling a hamstring injury, is expected to play this afternoon.
No word yet on whether inside linebacker Brad Jones will be ready to go. Jones had a hamstring injury as well. If he can’t, Robert Francois would start.