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Safety net?: Packers thin at safety on defense

9:45 PM, Jul. 24, 2013
Safety Morgan Burnett recently signed a contract extension, but it gets pretty thin at the position behind Burnett for the Packers.
Safety Morgan Burnett recently signed a contract extension, but it gets pretty thin at the position behind Burnett for the Packers.
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Defensive back is at once the Green Bay Packers' thinnest and deepest position area.

At safety, the Packers were light going into this year's draft, with a starting job open and a neck injury threatening the career of their No. 4 from last season. Yet it's the lone position of need general manager Ted Thompson didn't address among his 11 picks.

But at cornerback, Thompson's recent draft classes are contributing to an abundance of mostly young talent. Just two years after the Packers gave up the most passing yards in the NFL, defensive coordinator Dom Capers can go at least four deep with ...

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