Raiders sign CB Casey Hayward Jr.

Raiders sign CB Casey Hayward Jr.

A 5-foot-11, 192-pound versatile corner and defensive leader, Hayward Jr. joins the Silver and Black having spent his first nine years with the Green Bay Packers (2012-15) and Los Angeles Chargers (2016-20). Originally a second-round selection (62nd overall) by the Packers in the 2012 NFL Draft, Hayward Jr. has appeared 129 contests with 95 starts over his first nine seasons in the NFL, recording 371 tackles (311 solo), 23 interceptions including two returned for touchdowns, 100 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. In eight postseason contests with four starts, he has tallied 25 stops (22) and four passes defensed. Since entering the league in 2012, Hayward Jr. ranks tied ninth in interceptions, while his 100 passes defensed stand ranked sixth-most. Hayward Jr. appeared in 107 consecutive games to mark an NFL record among cornerbacks, while also starting in 70 consecutive contests, most among active cornerbacks before being snapped this past season. In 2020, Hayward Jr. appeared in 14 contests and made 13 starts, recording 41 tackles (36), one interception and eight passes defensed. He was named AFC …
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