Casey Hayward is signing with the Falcons

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The Falcons remain in the hunt for quarterback Deshaun Watson and they’ve added a piece to their secondary while they wait for word on that front.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have reached an agreement with veteran cornerback Casey Hayward. It’s a two-year deal worth $11 million.

Hayward started every game for the Raiders last season and finished the year with 46 tackles and an interception. He spent the previous five seasons with the Chargers and opened his career with four years in Green Bay.

The Falcons have 2020 first-rounder A.J. Terrell at the top of the cornerback depth chart, but Fabian Moreau and Isaiah Oliver both hit free agency this week.

5 responses to “Casey Hayward is signing with the Falcons

  1. At that price,Raiders should have brought him back. Arguably their second best defensive player behind Maxx

  2. one of the most underrated players of the 2010s. Pack screwed the pooch w him. Best Vandy player ever as well

  3. Not now he’s not! With Jones bookending with Maxx, those two are the 1-2 on the team. Hey Ward was ok, I never saw enough stellar play from him in big games though. I feel like they will go grab a cheaper fix for now if they don’t believe in Sin being the solid 2.
    They do have Amik Robertson Who they have to check out as well but don’t be surprised if a free agent splash comes in later today or tomorrow.

    Good for him and his new money but, buh bye

  4. The Packers’ moving on from Hayward (and Micah Hyde) in 2016 made me so angry. Both guys could play and they just let them walk. And made me come to resent the hell out of Ted Thompson from there on out. Ted overstayed his welcome and likely cost Aaron Rodgers getting to a 2nd Super Bowl because he almost never spent money in free agency to get them over the hump.

    Glad things worked out for Hayward and Hyde because they showed great success elsewhere, but where would GB be if they had kept them and pulled the plug on TT much sooner?

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