Should Casey Hayward be re-signed?
Cornerback is a premium position on defense due to the ever-growing takeover of the passing game. The Packers have depth at the position, but could be forced to watch one of their young talents walk away.
Casey Hayward—selected by the Packers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft—is set to hit free agency next month. Due to a number of higher priorities on the roster, as well as the depth the Packers have with Sam Shields, Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and LaDarius Gunter, Hayward may be allowed to walk.
Per Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Hayward knows his time in Green Bay could be coming to an end:
"“Those young guys have played well, but I’ve also played well,” Hayward said. “So it’s on them. It’s on the front office. If they feel they want to go young, or they feel they want me to stay, it’s kind of on them.”"
Hayward started the season as the starter opposite Shields, but was replaced by rookie Randall, moving the 26-year-old back to the slot. Hayward has said on record before he believes he can play on the boundary, and while he’s at the Packers, there might not be a chance to do that.
As Hayward said, this one’s on the Packers.
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