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Casey Hayward | Defensive Back

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Vanderbilt
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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. Mar 23 - 11:16 AM

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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

ESPN's Adam Schefter suggested on NFL Insiders Thursday that Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) is "one week away" from returning.

The Packers have really missed Hayward, most notably when Anquan Boldin torched them in Week 1. They've been replacing him with rookie Micah Hyde. Hayward was Pro Football Focus' No. 4 overall cornerback during his 2012 rookie campaign.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) is expected to miss the first month of the season.

Hayward initially injured his hamstring early in training camp. He returned for the third preseason game but suffered a setback. Hayward was already declared out for Sunday's opener earlier in the week. It's a big loss for the Packers. Hayward picked off seven passes as a rookie and was expected to take on a bigger role in his second season. He also graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 corner in 2012. Tramon Williams and Sam Shields will start on the outside with rookie Micah Hyde seeing extensive work as the nickel back.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Hayward had a setback with his hamstring in the third preseason game and hasn't returned to practice. He won't be available for Sunday’s opener and is considered week to week. Micah Hyde will see extended playing time in his absence.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) returned to practice Monday.

Hayward missed the first three-plus weeks of training camp, but he finally passed his physical Monday. The second-year corner participated in individual drills and took some team reps with backups. Due to all of the missed time, Hayward is expected to be limited to nickel corner duties early on this season.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 07:52:00 PM

Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) remains sidelined.

Hayward, who was dominant as a slot corner last season, has been out for nearly three weeks now. The Packers hope to have a better idea of a return date by next week. Sam Shields and Micah Hyde have been getting first-team reps in Hayward's place.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 10:40:00 AM

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RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Rajion Neal
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Jared Abbrederis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Myles White
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
K1Mason Crosby