Casey Hayward DB GB 1 Day

Hayward (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Hayward exited early from Wednesday's session as a precaution to ensure his previously bothersome hamstring didn't react to being overworked. The cornerback played just three games last season as a result of hamstring issues. However, as a rookie, Hayward excelled as the Packers' nickel cornerback, totaling 53 tackles (40 solo) and six interceptions. As such, Green Bay will do whatever is needed to keep Hayward healthy ahead of this season, making Thursday's day off for maintenance purposes. At the moment, it's unclear if Hayward will suit up for Friday's preseason game versus Oakland.

Casey Hayward DB GB 3 Months

Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) is participating in OTAs.

He will be all systems go for the regular season. Hayward was arguably the NFL's top rookie corner in 2012, before an injury-ruined sophomore campaign. He should man the slot between RCB Sam Shields and LCB Tramon Williams this year.

Casey Hayward DB GB 5 Months

CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) expects to be ready for the beginning of the Packers' offseason program later this month.

Big things were expected of Hayward last season as he came off a spectacular rookie year, but his hamstring wouldn't cooperate. He appeared in just three games due to multiple aggravations and eventually landed on injured reserve in November. Getting Hayward back at 100 percent and adding Julius Peppers should lead to a bump in defensive effectiveness.

Casey Hayward DB GB 5 Months

Packers CB Casey Hayward resumed running two weeks ago following his "slight" 2013 hamstring tear.

After an ROY-caliber rookie year in 2012, Hayward was essentially a non-factor as a sophomore, appearing in just three games with one start. His healthy return should provide a big boost to Green Bay's pass defense at slot corner. Look for Sam Shields and Tramon Williams to continue to man the perimeter.

Casey Hayward DB GB 9 Months

Packers placed CB Casey Hayward on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

Hayward suffered a setback with his hamstring in Week 10 and was a long shot to return this season. The Packers will move forward with Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Davon House and Micah Hyde as their top four cornerbacks. Jerel Worthy (knee) and Sean Richardson (neck) have been activated from the PUP list in corresponding moves.

Casey Hayward DB GB 9 Months

Speaking Thursday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy revealed CB Casey Hayward's hamstring injury will sideline him "multiple weeks."

It's yet another setback for Hayward with the hamstring injury that's been plaguing him all season. He's been limited to 88 snaps across only three games. Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Davon House and Micah Hyde are the Packers' top four cornerbacks in Hayward's absence.

Casey Hayward DB GB 10 Months

Packers CB Casey Hayward left Sunday's game against the Eagles in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.

It looks like an aggravation of the hamstring issue Hayward has dealt with for virtually this entire season. He's questionable to return. Hayward was ProFootballFocus' No. 4 overall corner last season.

Casey Hayward DB GB 10 Months

Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) to play in Sunday night's game against the Vikings.

Hayward was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and is on track to make his season debut this week. His return is an immediate upgrade to the Packers secondary. Hayward was Pro Football Focus' No. 4 overall cornerback during his 2012 rookie season.

Casey Hayward DB GB 11 Months

Packers CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Ravens.

Green Bay will be without top cornerback Hayward, top pass rusher Clay Matthews (thumb), and top ILB Brad Jones (hamstring) in a plus matchup for Ravens skill-position players. Fire up Ray Rice and Torrey Smith in fantasy leagues.

Casey Hayward DB GB 11 Months

Packers declared CB Casey Hayward, RB James Starks, LB Nate Palmer, G/C Greg Van Roten, TE Brandon Bostick, DE Josh Boyd and DE C.J. Wilson inactive for Week 5 against the Lions.

Eddie Lacy (concussion) is active and carrying the load, though fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin should be in for a change-of-pace role after showing well in Lacy's absence in Week 3. Starks is week to week. He could be returning to the No. 3 perch of the depth chart if Franklin has another solid game Sunday.