Nov 4, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward (29) breaks up the pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts (12) during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers still without best cornerback



Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl cornerback Casey Hayward has been ruled out for the third straight week to start the 2013 season with a hamstring injury, so the earliest Hayward could see the field this season will come after next week’s bye.

“He just tells me he’s making progress,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “He had a similar injury. This one wasn’t supposed to be as bad as when he hurt it the first time, the day before he came back for training camp, so he’s making progress.”

Hayward missed the first three full weeks of training camp before returning to practice, but then he aggravated the hamstring when he tried to play in the third preseason game vs. Seattle, on Aug. 23. He has not practiced since.

The Packers could have really used him this week with A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals on the docket, but they’ll have to cover the All-Pro receiver without their best coverage-man.



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