Raiders Sign CB Casey Hayward Jr.

The Las Vegas Raiders signed free-agent cornerback Casey Hayward who played under new DC Gus Bradley with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Las Vegas Raiders are continuing to build their defensive personnel.

On Tuesday, the Raiders announced that they have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Casey Hayward Jr.

Entering his 10th season in the NFL, he joins the Silver and Black after spending the past five years with the Los Angeles Chargers.

A second-round selection at No. 62 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, he joined the Green Bay Packers for his initial four-year contract in the league.

Last season, Hayward appeared in 14 games with 13 starts for the Gus Bradley-led defensive unit for the Chargers.

Bradley was hired as the Raiders defensive coordinator during this off-season after defensive coordinator Paul Guenther was fired by the Raiders.

In those 14 appearances, Hayward recorded 41 tackles, including 36 solo stops. He also had eight passes defended and one interception for the season.

Hayward was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 1 after he had a career-high 12 tackles and two passes defended.

As mentioned earlier, Hayward’s experience working with Bradley is a huge bonus in addition to bringing additional firepower to the Raiders secondary.

It’s also important to note that before last season, Hayward appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers for three consecutive seasons. In 2018, Hayward was named a Pro Bowl alternate.

Raider Nation, keep an eye on Hayward, he might surprise you this season.

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