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Chargers Release CB Casey Hayward After Five Seasons

It’s definitely not over for cornerback Casey Hayward, but it is when it comes to Hayward with the Los Angeles Chargers.

It’s true — the Chargers officially released the multi-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler, adding yet another interesting name to the list of NFL free agents.

“When we signed Casey during free agency back in 2016, we felt that we were adding a starting-caliber corner who still had a considerable amount of unrealized potential,” general manager Tom Telesco said in a statement. “Not only did Casey realize that potential in the years that followed, he exceeded our high expectations and became a prominent leader for our team both on and off the field.

“He started 75-of-78 games with us, was named to a pair of All-Pro teams, made two trips to the Pro Bowl, earned our 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year nomination and has been a multi-year team captain. These type of well-rounded individuals don’t come around very often, and we’re incredibly fortunate to have had Casey Hayward on this football team the past five years.”

Hayward was selected out of Vanderbilt by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2012 draft. He spent four years with the Packers before signing a three-year, $15.3 million contract with the Chargers in March 2016

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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