Chargers cut Casey Hayward

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After five years with the Chargers, veteran cornerback Casey Hayward will be moving on.

The Chargers are cutting Hayward.

Although the Chargers have plenty of cap space, they have apparently decided that Hayward isn’t worth the $9.75 million base salary he was scheduled to make in 2021.

Hayward was chosen to the Pro Bowl in both 2016 and 2017 but may be a bit past his prime at age 31.

14 responses to “Chargers cut Casey Hayward

  1. What are the Chargers doing? They’re cutting pro-bowlers who can still play. They won’t get comp picks this way. Just not smart roster management. Trade them instead of cutting them. A 6th or 7th rd pk is better than nothing.

  2. Doubt he would go play in Green Bay, but he would be an immediate upgrade at the corner spot King plays. King is horrible and there is no way he gets better.

  3. Hmmmmm, i’m noticing a LOT of veterans getting the quick boot this year. I’d like to believe that it is to allow those players to find new work. I actually DO believe that perhaps teams have realized that restocking with young talent at much lower salaries is probably the reality.

  4. There’s going to be a lot of good veterans taking cheap one year contracts this year. For teams that think they are almost there there will be a lot of value to be had if they can free the cap space. And for a team like Miami, who outperformed expectations and has not only the picks to build fast but the cap space to add some of these vets, it’s looking really good right now

  5. His play did not near match that price tag, and its not going back at age 31. It’s far better for a young staff to move in another direction.

  6. Casey and Micha Hyde are two players the Packers Never should had let out the door

  7. He certainly had a bad year last year but he was still excellent as recently as 2019. Did he really fall off a cliff that fast from 30-31 or was it an outlier?

    If he can be had cheap in a market glutted with vets, he seems more than worthy of signing in a zone centric scheme.

  8. Casey and Micha Hyde are two players the Packers Never should had let out the door
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    More proof that Dom and Mac should have been shown the door ALOT sooner;

    Hyde only started half the games while he was on the team (after Collins career ended)

    Hayward started 22 of 45 games, fresh off Woodson being cut

  9. Wonder if Gus Bradley feels the same way about Heyward as Bolts braintrust; CH could school LV’s young DBs in a new system.

  10. What are the Chargers doing? They’re cutting pro-bowlers who can still play. They won’t get comp picks this way. Just not smart roster management. Trade them instead of cutting them. A 6th or 7th rd pk is better than nothing.

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    No one is trading for Hayward and his 12 million dollar salary, this year more than any. His play fell off a cliff last year. No Charger fan is happy about it, he’s a beloved player but his age finally caught up with him. His 2021 salary would made him the 13th highest paid corner despite his stats in 2020 being in the bottom half of CBs. If he resigned at a reasonable price then most fans would welcome him back for a shot at redemption, otherwise it’s just smart business. We also have to sign our other starting CB Mike Davis who is ascending and this move guarantees we keep the right guy. It’ sucks but this is the way the game is.

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