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Returner, Injuries Impact Special Teams

Hyde (Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports)

After two strong seasons, the Packers' efficiency suffered due to the impact of injuries and the lack of a true return threat. At least the Packers rallied late behind Micah Hyde and Mason Crosby.

There's an adage that goes something like this: Poop flows downstream. And so it was for the Green Bay Packers' special teams this season. After two seasons of Randall Cobb returning kicks, the Packers pulled Cobb off of returns because of his value on offense. Jeremy Ross, who muffed a punt in last year's playoff game at San Francisco, was released after botching a kickoff in Week 3 at...

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