The Redskins announced that they have released linebacker Adam Hayward. Prior to being cut loose, Hayward was slated to enter his third season in D.C.
Hayward, 32, spent his entire career with the Buccaneers before signing with the Redskins in March of 2014. Upon joining his new team, Hayward was named special teams captain. Unfortunately, he suffered a season-ending leg injury against the 49ers midway through the season. In 2014, the former sixth-round pick played almost exclusively on special teams, appearing in just 14 defensive snaps.
Hayward was then sidelined for the entire 2015 season when he tore his ACL during the preseason. As shown on Roster Resource, Washington still has Will Compton, Steven Daniels, Carlos Fields, Mason Foster, Terence Garvin, Perry Riley Jr., and Martrell Spaight in its inside linebacker group. With Hayward out of the picture, the Redskins 90-man roster is down to 89 players.
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