Raiders agree to terms with Casey Hayward

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The Raiders are signing free agent cornerback Casey Hayward to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports.

It reunites Hayward with defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and defensive backs coach Ron Milus.

The Chargers cut Hayward on March 13.

Hayward, 31, was scheduled to make a $9.75 million base salary this season.

Hayward spent five seasons with the Chargers, earning Pro Bowl honors in both 2016 and 2017. He made 14 interceptions and 66 pass breakups in 78 games with the team.

The Packers made him a second-round choice in 2012, and he played four seasons in Green Bay before leaving to join the Chargers.

16 responses to “Raiders agree to terms with Casey Hayward

  1. Awesome, a veteran presence with a good track record.. almost weird he chose the Raiders but ill take it, anyone is better than Lawson.

  2. Very good player, who yes is getting up there, but can still be effective. He should slide into the slot corner position.

  3. Solid addition. The back four will look significantly different this year. I am assuming this spells the end of the road for Nevin Lawson and Keisean Nixon.

  4. heLLpaso says:
    May 4, 2021 at 6:16 pm
    Very good player, who yes is getting up there, but can still be effective. He should slide into the slot corner position.

    —-

    If he plays the slot, SOLID upgrade from Joyner.

  5. Wow, no allusion to Raiders signing one of Rodgers’ old buddies to lure him in?

    Im impressed.

  6. Would have loved to see him back in Green Bay.

    Instead the Packers will pay Kevin King $1,000,000 more……………………

  7. chaunce922 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 6:14 pm
    Awesome, a veteran presence with a good track record.. almost weird he chose the Raiders but ill take it, anyone is better than Lawson.

    — Weird? Do you know who our Defensive Coordinator is? Do you know where our DC coached that past few seasons? What is so weird?

  8. Clearly lost a few steps and didn’t make Pro Bowl in 4 years. He can bring in veteran leadership in the locker room, but the defense was bad in the Chargers secondary, and it was his time to go. Now he gets another chance on the other side where Justin Herbert will exploit and lite him up.

  9. This team is destined for 7-9 now, congrats!

  10. This will confirm my RAIDERS going to the Super Bowl this season. Great signing

  11. The Raiders have so many young DB’s, it’s good to have a veteran around who knows the new system they’re installing. Last year the team lost a couple games due to DB’s not knowing where they were supposed to be, or what they were supposed to do. Part of that was coaching, and part was just youthfulness. When they’re installing a new defense, it’s always good to have a guy in the room that knows what they’re trying to teach. It’s not like you can just tell everybody once, and they’ll get the whole scheme. It’s constant, and then they start adding on new stuff. This guy will be similar to a coach on the field. After one year, he won’t be as valuable, but by then the young guys will be ready to roll.

  12. Good move, he knows the system and will mentor the youngsters. I think he’ll hold up and maybe stick around for another year if healthy.

  13. He might as well wear black/white stripes and become a referee because he is too slow and lost his knack for the ball. He WAS a very good player a few years ago, but he’s on the tail end of his career and expect significant decrease of playing time and production on the field. He can be the best mentor in the locker room and sidelines, but will that help the nation win football games? He is reuniting with a defensive coordinator that ranked 23 of 32 last season. Good luck!

  14. Raiders fans love having Jon Gruden as their coach so much they don’t care whether he wins. Signing Chargers has-beens is indicative of how bad things have become in Raider Nation.

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