NFC Notes: Lions, Packers, Seahawks



After missing the entire 2017 season with an Achilles tear, Lions DE Kerry Hyder Jr was able to be a full participant at OTAs and minicamp.

Hyder says hasn’t thought much about the injury or the lost season and is instead focused on the future.

I haven’t thought too much about last year,” Hyder said, via “I’ve been focusing on the future, moving forward and getting better every day. That’s pretty much been my focus.”

“I don’t have to prove anything to nobody,” Hyder added. “I’m just trying to get better and if I do that it’ll show itself.


Packers CB Kevin King, who is returning from a shoulder injury, says he expects an “extremely competitive” training camp this summer at cornerback with the team drafting Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson while signing Tramon Williams in free agency.

“It’s going to be extremely competitive,” King said, via “Competition, it brings out the best of everyone, or it should. It’s either going to bring the dog out of you or the little poodle out of you, the little puppy, you know what I’m saying? You either rise to the challenge or you’re going to get left behind.

“Being around these guys, they’re not left-behind type guys. That’s the type of room we have and the type of example that Tramon and House and Ha Ha (Clinton-Dix) and those guys set.

King added that he’s hoping to prove he can be the team’s top cornerback in new DC Mike Pettine’s system.

“Yeah, that’s what I’m here to do, and I hope that’s what everybody’s here to do,” King said. “When you’re out there on that island, and you’ve got the best guy in the world potentially coming up, you’re going to see what you’re made of for sure, mentally and physically.

“But it starts mentally. If you go up and you’re defeated at the jump, then he’s already got you. It was definitely great for me to judge the best in the world versus myself. It was definitely a confidence boost.


Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times offers a 53-man roster projection for the Seahawks at this point in the summer.

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