"I'd like to see Micah compete to play all three downs on defense, so if there's a personnel group that he has to play safety, yeah that's an option."
Hyde served as the third corner as a rookie, making 55 tackles, defending two passes and forcing a fumble.
"We just didn't get it done and I don't think that was a lack of ability, because the ability is there," safeties coach Darren Perry told the paper. "We just have to make sure we're consistent."
Burnett led the team with three fumble recoveries, but also paced the Packers with 17 missed tackles. Coach Mike McCarthy said immediately after the season that he wants more "impact players" on defense.
Green Bay could give a longer look to
Matthews and Mulumba were able to practice in full Thursday. Neal and Smith were limited in practice Thursday. Hyde was unable to practice Thursday and Friday due to a groin injury.
The punt-return score tied for fourth-longest in team history.
Green Bay sacked Minnesota's Christian Ponder three times and allowed only four completions to wide receivers. The Packers did not force a turnover, but they held the Vikings to 243 total yards.
The Packers DST will look to stay hot Week 9 vs. Chicago.
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