|Assets:||A ball-hawk in the secondary: a constant threat to pick off errant passes, and has enough speed to cause havoc going the other way. Also a physical run defender with above-average all-round skills. Can even chip in on offense.|
|Flaws:||Will sometimes get a little over-focused on making the big pickoff or laying the big hit. Needs to do a better job of reacting to plays so he doesn't get burned in the open field.|
|Career Potential:||Playmaking all-rounder at cornerback.|
|11/23/2013||Hamstring, injured reserve.|
|5/11/2012||Signed by the Green Bay Packers to a four-year contract.|
|4/27/2012||Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2nd round (62nd Overall) in 2012.|
Casey Hayward participating in OTAs | 05/29/2014 9:03 PM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) is participating in OTAs.
Ty Dunne on Twitter
ImpactHe 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 should man the slot between RCB Sam Shields and LCB Tramon Williams this year.
Casey Hayward expects to be ready for OTAs | 04/09/2014 9:48 AM
NewsCB Casey Hayward (hamstring) expects to be ready for the beginning of the Packers' offseason program later this month.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
ImpactBig 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.
Casey Hayward has resumed running | 03/14/2014 11:46 AM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward resumed running two weeks ago following his "slight" 2013 hamstring tear.
Ty Dunne on Twitter
ImpactAfter 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.
Packers place CB Casey Hayward on I.R. | 11/23/2013 4:46 PM
NewsPackers placed CB Casey Hayward on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.
Tom Silverstein on Twitter
ImpactHayward suffered a setback with his hamstring 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 cornerbacks. Jerel Worthy (knee) and Sean Richardson (neck) have been activated from the PUP list in corresponding moves.
Casey Hayward expected to miss 'multiple' wks | 11/14/2013 2:58 PM
NewsSpeaking Thursday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy revealed CB Casey Hayward's hamstring injury will sideline him "multiple weeks."
Tyler Dunne on Twitter
ImpactIt'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.
Casey Hayward sidelined by hammy again | 11/10/2013 2:27 PM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward left Sunday's game against the Eagles in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.
ImpactIt looks like an aggravation of the hamstring issue Hayward has dealt with for virtually this entire season. He's questionable to return. Hayward was ProFootballFocus' No. 4 overall corner last season.
Casey Hayward on track to return this week | 10/23/2013 2:37 PM
NewsPackers coach Mike McCarthy expects CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) to play in Sunday night's game against the Vikings.
Jason Wilde on Twitter
ImpactHayward 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.
Packers CB Hayward ruled out for Week 6 | 10/11/2013 1:42 PM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Ravens.
ImpactGreen Bay will be without top cornerback 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.
Casey Hayward leads Packers' Week 5 inactives | 10/06/2013 11:40 AM
NewsPackers 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.
ImpactEddie 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. He could be returning to the No. 3 perch of the depth chart if Franklin has another solid game Sunday.
Casey Hayward expected back in Week 6 | 10/03/2013 3:21 PM
NewsESPN's Adam Schefter suggested on NFL Insiders Thursday that Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) is "one week away" from returning.
ImpactThe 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.
Packers CB Hayward to miss at least a month | 09/07/2013 10:16 AM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) is expected to miss the first month of the season.
ImpactHayward 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.
Hayward (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday | 09/04/2013 2:40 PM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Jason Wilde on Twitter
ImpactHayward 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. Davon House and Micah Hyde will see extended playing time in his absence.
Packers CB Hayward returns to practice Monday | 08/19/2013 7:52 PM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) returned to practice Monday.
Casey Hayward still sidelined by hamstring | 08/14/2013 10:40 AM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) remains sidelined.
ImpactHayward, 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.
Casey Hayward dealing with hamstring injury | 07/26/2013 12:11 PM
NewsPackers CB Casey Hayward suffered a hamstring injury during training camp Friday.
Tyler Dunne on Twitter
ImpactHayward is expected to miss at least a few weeks while recovering from the injury. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers him a "lock" to be the Packers' slot corner this season.
Hayward likely to be Packers' slot corner | 07/26/2013 9:26 AM
NewsThe Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports Casey Hayward is a "lock" to be the Packers' slot corner.
ImpactHayward led the Packers in interceptions and pass breakups as a rookie, but Sam Shields and Davon House are considered the favorites to start opposite Tramon Williams. It's possible Hayward will see playing time at right cornerback in the Packers' base defense and move into the slot in nickel/dime situations.
Packers expect big year from CB Hayward | 06/01/2013 2:49 PM
NewsThe Packers envision second-year CB Casey Hayward being a double-digit interception player.
ImpactAfter a break-out rookie season where he led the team in interceptions and pass breakups, Hayward is being counted on to raise his game to an elite level. Cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. likens Hayward to former Packer Charles Woodson in regard to his instincts and ability to "flash" on the ball. The team envisions Hayward as a "double-digit interception guy," and want him to focus on catching the ball instead of just getting deflections. The second-year pro should start in 2013.
Casey Hayward to compete for starting job | 05/24/2013 10:32 AM
NewsThe Packers are "intent" on giving 2012 second-round pick Casey Hayward every opportunity to win a starting job.
ImpactRestricted free agent Sam Shields is staying away from OTAs, and Tramon Williams is on the spot after back-to-back inconsistent seasons. A revelation as a rookie, Hayward led Green Bay in pass breakups (21) and interceptions (6), operating mostly as the slot corner in nickel packages. He should be a starter this year.
|Tackles||5||at NO||Week 8||6|
|Assists||2||at Sea||Week 1||3|
|Sacks||0||8 times-last:at NO||last:Week 8||0|
|Sacks Yards||0||8 times-last:at NO||last:Week 8||0|
|Fumble Recoveries||1||vs. Min||Week 5||0|
|Defensive TD||0||8 times-last:at NO||last:Week 8||0|
|Interceptions||1||2 times-last:vs. Car||last:Week 7||2|
|Interceptions Yards||21||vs. Car||Week 7||37|
|Interceptions TD||0||8 times-last:at NO||last:Week 8||0|
|Interceptions Yards||81||2012 (GB)|