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.

21 responses to “Packers put Casey Hayward on injured reserve

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    purplepunisher says: Nov 23, 2013 8:34 PM

    Packers 5-5

    Hapless and tasteless

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

  9. “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.

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