NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Packers starting safety is expected to play, according to a source who spoke with Burnett. The fourth-year defender missed practice Friday because of a hamstring injury; the same setback that is expected to shelve Hayward, the team's starting cornerback, for up to a month.
On Friday's Around the League Podcast, we pointed to this playoff rematch as one of the games set to define Week 1. Mike McCarthy's Packers spent all offseason studying the read option with an eye toward the 49ers and next week's opponent, the Washington Redskins. We'll find out right away if the offseason homework paid off.