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Packers mull options at safety if Burnett can't go

While Banjo may get thrown into mix, Hyde likely won't

10:05 PM, Sep. 11, 2013
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis during last January's NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis during last January's NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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The Green Bay Packers needed only one game to confirm that Morgan Burnett might be one of their two or three most important players on defense.

Burnett didn't play in the Packers' opener at San Francisco last week, which helped quarterback Colin Kaepernick exploit their secondary in general and safeties in particular in the Packers' 34-28 loss.

The Packers probably won't know until late in the week whether Burnett will return from a hamstring injury for Sunday's home opener against Washington. But based on the opener, his expedient recovery from a hamstring injury and ability to stay ...

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