William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
2 weeks ago

Hayes was traded to the Dolphins in exchange for a sixth-round pick on Thursday, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams are also sending their seventh round pick to Miami to secure the 206th selection in the upcoming draft. Hayes, 31, is entering the second year of a three-year, $17.5 million contract. He'll add depth at defensive end for the Dolphins, but the team's edge depth will likely result in a reduction in snaps for Hayes in 2017.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Panthers, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hayes sat out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to participate in limited fashion on Friday as he dealt with the ankle issue. He's slated to start at defensive end opposite Robert Quinn.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) was limited in practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Hayes did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, so his limited participation Friday is at least a sign of improvement. Whether the defensive end will be on the field Sunday remains to be seen, but expect Ethan Westbrooks to pick up the start should Hayes be ruled out.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Both Hayes and fellow DE Robert Quinn are active Sunday, which is good news for the Rams' team defense, though with 12 tackles and one sack in four games to date, Hayes' IDP impact in 2016 has been modest.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) is questionable to play Sunday against the Giants, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hayes missed Week 4 and Week 5 with an ankle injury, but returned for last week's game against the Seahawks, notching a sack in the process. He's expected to play this weekend.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Lions, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was expected that Hayes would miss Sunday's contest and that Robert Quinn (shoulder) would be cleared to play, but the reverse ended up being true when the Rams released their inactives. While the Rams are surely glad to have Hayes available, he only logged one limited practice this week, so his effectiveness could be hindered while he's out on the field. Hayes has recorded 11 tackles and one sack in three games this season.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Lions, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

EDGE Analysis

Hayes was only able to put in a limited practice Friday, and his absence could open up more snaps for Ethan Westbrooks.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) returned to practice Friday in a limited role.

EDGE Analysis

Hayes had been sidelined the previous two weeks with an ankle injury, and it appears he will be a true game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Lions. Ethan Westbrooks figures to fill on at left defensive end if Hayes cannot go.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) is inactive Week 5, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hayes is one of three critical defensive linemen out for the Rams on Sunday. Ethan Westbrooks projects to take his place.

William Hayes
DL MIA (8)
5 months ago

Hayes (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Hayes did not participate in any of the Rams' practices this week, indicating that he may be on the doubtful side of questionable. If he's held out of Sunday's game look for Ethan Westbrooks to see extra snaps.