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Casey Hayward | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (62) / GB
Contract: view contract details

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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. Feb 10 - 9:41 AM

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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.
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

The Packers are giving CB Casey Hayward the first chance at the starting job opposite CB Sam Shields.

With Tramon Williams and Davon House gone, Hayward is the next man up after starting just two games the previous two seasons as the slot corner. One of the top corners in the league on the inside, Hayward now gets a chance to play outside. First-round CB Damarious Randall is the favorite to handle nickel duties.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 08:58:00 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky expects CB Casey Hayward to play out the final year of his rookie deal.

Hayward is expected to take over a starting role following the loss of Tramon Williams. He's been one of the best slot corners in the league the last three seasons, putting him in line for a lucrative deal. Hayward was a top-15 corner in both coverage and run support in PFF's 2014 ratings.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 05:52:00 PM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky says Casey Hayward is "on the verge of becoming a full-time player."

A nickel back during his first three seasons, Hayward is expected to open the 2015 campaign as one of Green Bay's starting cornerbacks following the loss of Tramon Williams. Hayward saw 435 snaps in 2014, grading out as the league's 12th-best cover corner in Pro Football Focus' rankings. He missed an alarming number of tackles last season (seven) but that's likely to improve with more reps.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:16:00 AM

Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) is participating in OTAs.

He will be all systems go for the regular season. Hayward was arguably the NFL's top rookie corner in 2012, before an injury-ruined sophomore campaign. He'll man the slot between Sam Shields and Tramon Williams this year.
Thu, May 29, 2014 09:03:00 PM

CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) expects to be ready for the beginning of the Packers' offseason program later this month.

Big things were expected of Hayward last season as he came off a spectacular rookie year, but his hamstring wouldn't cooperate. He appeared in just three games due to multiple aggravations and eventually landed on injured reserve in November. Getting Hayward back at 100 percent and adding Julius Peppers should lead to a bump in defensive effectiveness.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Packers CB Casey Hayward resumed running two weeks ago following his "slight" 2013 hamstring tear.

After an ROY-caliber rookie year in 2012, Hayward was essentially a non-factor as a sophomore, appearing in just three games with one start. His healthy return should provide a big boost to Green Bay's pass defense at slot corner. Look for Sam Shields and Tramon Williams to continue to man the perimeter.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Packers placed CB Casey Hayward on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

Hayward suffered a setback in Week 10 and was a long shot to return this season. The Packers will move forward with Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Davon House and Micah Hyde as their top four corners. DE Jerel Worthy (knee) and S Sean Richardson (neck) have been activated from the PUP list in corresponding moves.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 04:46:00 PM

Speaking Thursday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy revealed CB Casey Hayward's hamstring injury will sideline him "multiple weeks."

It's yet another setback for Hayward with the hamstring injury that's been plaguing him all season. He's been limited to 88 snaps across only three games. Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Davon House and Micah Hyde are the Packers' top four cornerbacks in Hayward's absence.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Packers CB Casey Hayward left Sunday's game against the Eagles in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.

It looks like an aggravation of the hamstring issue Hayward has dealt with for virtually this entire season. He's done for the day. Hayward was ProFootballFocus' No. 4 overall corner last season.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 02:27:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) to play in Sunday night's game against the Vikings.

Hayward was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and is on track to make his season debut this week. His return is an immediate upgrade to the Packers secondary. Hayward was Pro Football Focus' No. 4 overall cornerback during his 2012 rookie season.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 02:37:00 PM

Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Ravens.

Green Bay will be without top corner Hayward, top pass rusher Clay Matthews (thumb), and top ILB Brad Jones (hamstring) in a plus matchup for Ravens skill-position players. Fire up Ray Rice and Torrey Smith in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 01:42:00 PM

Packers declared CB Casey Hayward, RB James Starks, LB Nate Palmer, G/C Greg Van Roten, TE Brandon Bostick, DE Josh Boyd and DE C.J. Wilson inactive for Week 5 against the Lions.

Eddie Lacy (concussion) is active and carrying the load, though fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin should be in for a change-of-pace role after showing well in Lacy's absence in Week 3. Starks is week to week and will be returning to the No. 3 perch on the depth chart if Franklin has another solid game Sunday.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 11:40:00 AM

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