Hyde 'positive' he'll play Sunday

Ryan Wood
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Packers safety Micah Hyde before their Week 2 game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field.

The Packers should have their full arsenal of safeties Sunday when they travel to the Detroit Lions for their first NFC North matchup of the season.

Second-year safety Micah Hyde returned to the field Wednesday for the team's first practice of the week. In the second quarter of the Packers' game Sunday against the New York Jets, Hyde left with an apparent left knee injury after returning a punt.

Hyde said Monday he did not expect the injury to keep him out. It was just a bruise on the kneecap, he said. Some swelling and soreness, but nothing severe.

"I don't think I'm the first guy to ever come through with that training staff to get hit in the knee cap," Hyde said. "They know what they're doing with the ice and stim and stuff like that. I've just been in there working with them and they're getting me ready for Sunday."

Packers cornerback Casey Hayward was in shorts and without his helmet. Hayward played limited snaps Sunday. On Monday, Defensive coordinator Dom Capers said Hayward's hamstring tightened up. His status for the Detroit is uncertain.

Same goes for linebacker Brad Jones, who was once again held out of practice with an injury to his quad. Jones played and struggled in the Packers opener against the Seattle Seahawks, but he has not been on the field since.

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga practiced Wednesday, as he did last week. Bulaga's left knee was still in a brace after tearing his MCL in Seattle. Despite practicing last week, Bulaga was inactive for the Jets. Right tackle Derek Sherrod started in Bulaga's place.

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