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Casey Hayward | Defensive Back | #26

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (62) / GB
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Chargers signed CB Casey Hayward to a three-year, $36 million extension through 2021.
Hayward will receive $20 million guaranteed. Hayward has been a second-team All-Pro in consecutive seasons and is one of the most underrated cornerbacks in the NFL. He led the league in interceptions in 2016 and was Pro Football Focus' No. 1 cover corner last season, a year after checking in at No. 7. With Hayward locked up and Trevor Williams and Desmond King playing really well last season, the Chargers have one of the deepest cornerback groups if they can somehow get former first-rounder Jason Verrett to stay healthy after missing 27-of-32 games the past two seasons. Hayward is entering his age-29 season. Mar 11 - 6:25 PM

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Chargers CB Casey Hayward could be extended this offseason.

Hayward is entering the final season of a three-year, $15.3 million deal signed in 2016. He's in line for a raise coming off consecutive Pro Bowls and is a candidate to be locked up before training camp. 28-year-old Hayward will likely push for top-15 corner money.
Source: ESPN
Feb 9 - 5:31 PM

Chargers CB Casey Hayward (calf) is active for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Hayward was expected to play despite missing practice time this week. It's a downgrade to Tyreek Hill's matchup with Hayward likely to shadow him. The Chargers inactives are QB Cardale Jones, WR Geremy Davis, OT Michael Ola, TE Sean Culkin, DE Jerry Attaochu, DE Isaac Rochell, and CB Craig Mager.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 07:02:00 PM

Chargers CB Casey Hayward (calf) is questionable for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Hayward was absent from Thursday's practice but coach Anthony Lynn expects he'll be ready to go Saturday night in KC. He'll see plenty of Tyreek Hill if he plays.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 03:39:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms Chargers CB Casey Hayward (questionable, calf, personal) will play Week 13 against the Browns.

Hayward went home to Georgia to be with his family following the death of his brother, who passed away in a tragic car accident earlier this week. He's back and is expected to shadow Josh Gordon on Sunday. It will be a tough matchup for Gordon, who is playing his first NFL game in almost three years.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 08:09:00 AM

Chargers CB Casey Hayward (calf, personal) is questionable for Week 13 against the Browns.

Hayward has been away from the team following the death of his brother, who passed away in a car accident earlier this week. It's a devastating loss for Hayward and his family, but the star cornerback still expects to play against Cleveland. We imagine he'll see a lot of Josh Gordon on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Chargers CB Casey Hayward (calf, personal) didn't practice on Wednesday.

We're not worried yet as Hayward played all 55 snaps in last week's win at Dallas. He's taking a personal day to deal with a family situation. Hayward holds PFF's top grade out of 119 qualifiers at cornerback this season.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 06:33:00 PM

Chargers LCB Casey Hayward finished second to only Patrick Peterson in coverage snaps chasing opposing No. 1 receivers.

Per PFF's Mike Renner, Peterson led the NFL with 259 snaps chasing enemy No. 1s while Hayward ranked second at 241. Chicago's Tracy Porter (230) and Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey (227) rounded out the top four. Hayward emerged as a legit shutdown force in 2016 and is the rare boundary corner capable of chasing top receivers into the slot. If Jason Verrett (ACL) can get healthy, the Chargers should field the NFL's best cornerback tandem in 2017.
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 01:12:00 PM

The Chargers could start CB Casey Hayward opposite Jason Verrett.

Brandon Flowers is the incumbent, but he is coming off a career-worst 2015. Hayward has never been a full-time corner, playing 65 percent of his snaps in the slot with the Packers. His three-year, $15.3M deal suggests he’s the favorite to start.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 12:12:00 PM

Chargers agreed to terms with CB Casey Hayward on a three-year, $15.3 million contract with $6.8 million guaranteed.

Easily the top cornerback left on the free agent market, Hayward should get an opportunity to be a full-time player in San Diego after focusing on slot corner in Green Bay. Turning 27 in September, Hayward earned PFF's No. 21 coverage grade among 118 qualified cornerbacks last season and logged a career-high 65 tackles with seven pass breakups. He'll likely play left corner opposite Jason Verrett in base packages, and man the slot in San Diego's "sub" defense.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 03:53:00 PM

Free agent CB Casey Hayward changed agents just before the beginning of free agency.

This may explain Hayward's seemingly cold market. Although Hayward is one of the top free agent cornerbacks available, he hasn't so much as warranted a Rotoworld blurb since the middle of February. Perhaps GM Ted Thompson will circle back and attempt to retain his sturdy slot corner at a reasonable price.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 01:24:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects the Packers to let CB Casey Hayward walk in free agency.

Hayward, a 2012 second-rounder, was probably the Packers' best cover corner in 2015, but the team has Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and Sam Shields to build around. Going on 27, Hayward has said he expects to hit the open market. He shouldn't struggle for suitors with the way cornerbacks have gotten paid the past few seasons. Hayward can play both in the slot and outside.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 01:54:00 PM

Free agent CB Casey Hayward said he'll "probably" test the open market.

The 2012 second-rounder started 13-of-18 games this past season for the Packers and graded out as the team's No. 1 cover corner at Pro Football Focus. Hayward played mostly in the slot in 2015 and could be looking for a full-time gig as an outside corner. After GM Ted Thompson drafted Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins in the first and second rounds last year, the Packers are in okay shape with those two and Sam Shields should Hayward move on.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Packers CBs coach Joe Whitt said Casey Hayward is the starting corner opposite Sam Shields.

"He's my starter," Whitt said. "So I'm fine with him." Hayward has had a quiet summer, while rookies Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, and LaDarius Gunter have all stood out and made plays. After strictly covering the slot the previous two seasons, Hayward will get a chance to play outside in the base defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 09:47:00 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes CB Casey Hayward could lose his starting job.

Bob McGinn cites Hayward's poor tackling and lack of big plays as reasons to sit the fourth-year corner. McGinn believes all three rookies -- Quinten Rollins, Damarious Randall and LaDarius Gunter -- have been more impressive in training camp. A second-round pick in 2012, Heyward is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 01:25:00 PM

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DE1Joey Bosa
2Melvin Ingram
3Isaac Rochell
4Whitney Richardson
5Chris Landrum
DT1Corey Liuget
2Brandon Mebane
3Damion Square
4Darius Philon
5Justin Jones
MLB1Hayes Pullard
2Nick Dzubnar
3Kyle Coleman
WLB1Denzel Perryman
2Jatavis Brown
3Kyzir White
4D'Juan Hines
SLB1Kyle Emanuel
2Uchenna Nwosu
3James Onwualu
CB1Casey Hayward
2Trevor Williams
3Desmond King
4Michael Davis
5Craig Mager
FS1Derwin James
2Jaylen Watkins
3A.J. Hendy
SS1Jahleel Addae
2Adrian Phillips
3Rayshawn Jenkins
P1Drew Kaser
2Shane Tripucka