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Packers put Casey Hayward on injured reserve

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The Packers put cornerbacks Casey Hayward and James Nixon on injured reserve Saturday, the club said.

The 24-year Hayward was limited to three games in 2013 because of hamstring issues after intercepting six passes the previous campaign. Hayward was one of the Packers’ two second-round picks in 2012.

Nixon, 25, appeared in three games this season. He did not practice this week because of a knee injury.

The Packers now have 11 players on injured reserve. They have five cornerbacks on the roster: Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Micah Hyde, Davon House and Jarrett Bush.

To fill the roster spots vacated by Hayward and Nixon, the Packers activated defensive end Jerel Worthy and safety Sean Richardson from the physically unable to perform list.

Worthy, 23, had suffered an ACL tear at the end of the 2012 regular season. He appeared in 14 games for the Packers as a rookie last season, notching 14 tackles and 2.5 sacks. A Michigan State product, Worthy was the other of the Packers’ second-round selections in 2012.

Richardson played five games for Green Bay in 2012 before suffering a season-ending neck injury. He is a second-year pro from Vanderbilt.

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21 Responses to “Packers put Casey Hayward on injured reserve”
  1. packfntk says: Nov 23, 2013 7:17 PM

    Shame, but it needed to happen. This year has been worst case for him. He has a bright future.

  2. noeffinway says: Nov 23, 2013 7:18 PM

    And the pack still sucks.

  3. jimthebuilder27 says: Nov 23, 2013 7:28 PM

    As a Packers fan, I have to say he’s the most disappointing player on the team this year. Can’t help your team when you’re injured over something stupid like a hamstring!

    Thy should have fired their strength and conditioning coach yesterday.

  4. trapshoot says: Nov 23, 2013 7:31 PM

    Why doesGreen Bay have all the hamstrings injuries?

  5. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 23, 2013 7:34 PM

    HAHA! Oh well.

    Aaand we march.

  6. stellarperformance says: Nov 23, 2013 7:48 PM

    Normally I would say “Next Man Up!”, but there aren’t any left .

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 23, 2013 7:52 PM

    The Badgers just humiliated the hapless and tasteless Golden Gophers.

  8. msclemons67 says: Nov 23, 2013 8:23 PM

    Not Packers fan, but yeesh… they have an entire pro-bowl caliber defensive backfield on IR.

  9. Frazier28/7 says: Nov 23, 2013 8:29 PM

    Xavier Rhodes is maybe better than Davon House, maybe. And he’s the Vikings best cornerback, shows the difference in drafting.

    Not like it’ll matter. It’s going to be 20 degrees at kick off tomorrow so it’s not like the cornerbacks on either teams are going to be covering much anyway.

    Most people from Wisconsin tell me Gophers are usualy happy and quite tasty. Seriously.

  10. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 23, 2013 8:30 PM

    For God’s sakes. It’s past time to clean the house and find a new training staff. Every year we are absolutely decimated by leg injuries.

  11. purplepunisher says: Nov 23, 2013 8:34 PM

    Packers 5-5

    Hapless and tasteless

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 23, 2013 8:55 PM

    If the Packer reserves somehow beat the Vikings tomorrow, it will mark the 4 straight year in a row of beating the Vikings twice per season.

    The Packers really have dominated and humiliated the hapless and tasteless Vikings in recent years.

  13. glennsyank13 says: Nov 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    purplepunisher says: Nov 23, 2013 8:34 PM

    Packers 5-5

    Hapless and tasteless

    ——–

    What does that make a 2-8 team then?

  14. Paul M. says: Nov 23, 2013 9:20 PM

    glennsyank13 says: Nov 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    purplepunisher says: Nov 23, 2013 8:34 PM

    Packers 5-5

    Hapless and tasteless

    ——–

    What does that make a 2-8 team then?
    ————————————-

    A team Packer fans can’t stop talking about and obsessing over.

  15. jfrogwi says: Nov 23, 2013 9:38 PM

    Yes, the Packers have suffered their share of hamstring injuries this season. But it’s worth noting that Hayward damaged his while working out on his own, away from the team, during the offseason. Can’t blame the trainer for that one.

  16. conormacleod says: Nov 23, 2013 10:09 PM

    Don’t worry. The new guys can lose just as well as the old guys.

  17. judsonjr says: Nov 23, 2013 10:10 PM

    He looked like he was still hurt when he was playing, he was running gingerly and tenatively.

  18. markfu says: Nov 23, 2013 10:48 PM

    @trapshoot, I have been asking this question all season! I’d love to hear what the S & C coach has to say.

  19. pushn50 says: Nov 23, 2013 10:51 PM

    glennsyank13 says: Nov 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    purplepunisher says: Nov 23, 2013 8:34 PM

    Packers 5-5

    Hapless and tasteless

    ——–

    What does that make a 2-8 team then?
    ————————————-

    A team Packer fans can’t stop talking about and obsessing over.

    ———————————-

    Yet look at all of the Viking trolls talking smack in a story about a GB player. I guess when your team is 2-8 you just can’t bare to read or comment on stories about your own team!

  20. packerbacker12 says: Nov 23, 2013 10:59 PM

    “What does that make a 2-8 team then?
    ————————————-

    A team Packer fans can’t stop talking about and obsessing over.”

    Says a Viking fan…..on a Packer story.

  21. GenXJay says: Nov 24, 2013 12:30 AM

    One more injury excuse.

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