Report: Chargers release CB Casey Hayward

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After releasing Trai Turner on Friday, the Chargers let go of another notable player the day after.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Los Angeles is releasing cornerback Casey Hayward after five seasons.

The move will save L.A. $9.75 million against the cap.

Hayward, 32, was touted as one the team’s best defenders heading into the 200 season after consistently performing at a high level the years prior.

However, Hayward wasn’t one that was able to be relied on every Sunday. This past season, he allowed 36 catches on 75 targets for 610 yards (16.9 yards per reception), arguably his worst production output yet.

Rather than letting him go into the final season of his contract, the new coaching staff felt like they were better off going with someone else who is a better scheme fit for their defense.

In five seasons, Hayward defended 66 passes and picked off 14. Along the way, he earned two trips to the Pro Bowl.