Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
4 weeks ago

Hayward recorded his first interception of the 2017 season Sunday in the 21-0 win over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

While Hayward hasn't put up gaudy interception totals following a breakout 2016 campaign, team's have hardly targeted the 28-year-old, in large part because of his ability to shut down his opposition week in and week out.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
3 months ago

Hayward (hamstring) is expected to be ready to play Week 1's matchup with the Broncos, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Pro Bowl cornerback being ready for Week 1 is huge for the Chargers, especially after he broke up 20 passes and made seven interceptions last season. The Chargers have one last preseason game Thursday against the 49ers, and expect Hayward to play sparingly, at most.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
3 months ago

Hayward (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The hamstring injury wasn't viewed as severe, so it's not surprising to see him return at this point. There has been no indication on whether the 27-year-old will play in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Rams, but even if he does suit up expect the Chargers to maintain some caution.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
3 months ago

Hayward (hamstring) did not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Saints, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hayward reportedly tweaked his hamstring in last Wednesday's practice, and while it is not thought to be a serious injury, it's no surprise that the Chargers are remaining cautious with one of their top defensive backs. This is the second time this summer that Hayward has dealt with injury, so it's possible that he sits out for an extended time to preserve his health for the regular season.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
3 months ago

Hayward tweaked his hamstring at practice Wednesday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately for the Chargers, Hayward's injury is not thought to be serious at the moment. Los Angeles will likely monitor Hayward's progress and mobility over the next several days, but the team is acting as if he he'll be just fine moving forward.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
3 months ago

Hayward (ankle) started in Sunday's exhibition matchup against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Hayward injured his ankle during the Chargers' offseason training activities, and the team has been silent on his status thus far during training camp. However, his participation in Sunday's preseason opener indicates he is on track to play Week 1. The 27-year-old saw ten snaps during the contest.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
6 months ago

Hayward (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Eric Williams of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looks as if Hayward could be out a little while longer as he still rehabs from his ankle injury. The Chargers aren't going to rush him back onto the field yet with regular season implications on their mind.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
6 months ago

Hayward sustained a left ankle injury during team drills Tuesday, Eric Williams of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hayward's practice was cut short due to the injury, but from the looks of it this won't be an issue moving forward. The Chargers saw no reward for pushing Hayward any further after suffering the tweak and fully expect him to be fine.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
10 months ago

Hayward finished the 2016 campagin with 58 tackles and seven interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

The seven interceptions led the NFL, earning Hayward a Pro Bowl nod. After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Packers, Hayward exploded onto the season for the Chargers, taking on more of a role with the first unit after injuries to Jason Verrett (knee) and Brandon Flowers (concussion). With Flowers' future in limbo, Hayward will more than likely slot in as a starting cornerback opposite Verrett next season, forming what appears to be a solid duo for years to come. While the 27-year-old's interception numbers likely are unsustainable, Hayward's knack for creating turnovers could be a boon for IDP owners who play in leagues that favor such plays, and should offset his mild tackle totals.

Casey Hayward
DB LAC (9)
12 months ago

Hayward recorded five tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Hayward now leads the league in interceptions with six. Thrust into a starting role with Jason Verrett (knee) and Brandon Flowers (concussion) sidelined for multiple weeks, Hayward has excelled in the starting role, matching up against the opposition's best wide receivers most weeks. He'll have a tough task in front of him, however, as the Chargers take on Mike Evans and the Buccaneers next week.