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Hayward's return will force Packers into tough cornerback decisions

10:28 PM, Oct. 16, 2013
Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward stretches before the team's Week 1 game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward stretches before the team's Week 1 game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
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Casey Hayward is close to returning from a hamstring injury and might even be ready to play Sunday for the first time all season.

That leaves Dom Capers, the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator, with important decisions to make at cornerback, where a couple of young players have started building good cases for playing time just as one of the top performers from last year is about to return.

With Sam Shields playing the best at the deep position, Capers will have four other players pushing for spots in his base, nickel and dime schemes: Tramon Williams, rookie Micah Hyde, third-year pro ...

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