The Las Vegas Raiders made it a degree to handle the secondary within the 2021 NFL Draft, as they chose three safeties and one cornerback with 4 of their seven picks. Jon Gruden and Co. aren’t finished including to the protection simply but, as Josina Anderson reported on Tuesday that the Raiders had signed former Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward to a one-year deal value as much as $4 million.
In response to Anderson, Hayward met with the Raiders teaching workers on Tuesday and struck a deal by the afternoon. He reunites with defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and defensive backs coach Ron Milus, as each have been coaches with the Chargers. Each additionally helped Hayward elevate his standing to an All-Professional, Professional Bowl cornerback.
Hayward was launched in March after being recognized as a cap casualty. The 31-year-old recorded 41 mixed tackles, eight passes defensed and one interception in 14 video games performed. It was the primary time since his second season again in 2013 the place he didn’t play in all 16 video games. Hayward spent the primary 4 years of his profession with the Inexperienced Bay Packers, who chosen him within the second spherical of the 2012 NFL Draft, however signed with the Chargers as a free agent in 2016. Chargers GM Tom Telesco even referred to as the Hayward signing “among the finest” the franchise has ever made.
In 129 profession video games performed, Hayward has recorded 385 mixed tackles, 100 passes defensed and 23 interceptions. He earned Professional Bowl nods in 2016 and 2017 in addition to two second-team All-Professional alternatives. The Raiders’ high cornerbacks are Trayvon Mullen and Damon Arnette, and it appears like Hayward may have the chance to return in and play an enormous position instantly.