Hayward (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Hayward was limited during Friday's practice session due to an ankle injury, but he'll be able to play through the issue in Sunday's regular-season finale. He's totaled 12 tackles (eight solo) and two pass defenses across the last five games.
Hayward is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers due to an ankle injury, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. Hayward was absent from the injury report Wednesday and Thursday before working as a limited participant Friday. Keisean Nixon and Desmond Trufant could see more run in the secondary should Hayward be unable to play Sunday.
Hayward (illness) was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Hayward was moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday but managed to come off the designation in time for Sunday's bout against the Colts. The veteran cornerback has been a crucial secondary piece in his first year with the Raiders.
Hayward (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after testing positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Hayward has played nearly every defensive snap since the Raiders' Week 8 bye, but his availability is now in question while on the COVID-19 list. Amik Robertson and Keisean Nixon should see more playing time if Hayward is forced to sit out, especially if Brandon Facyson (illness) also remains on the reserve list.
Hayward (hamstring) was released by the Chargers on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The move clears about $9.75 million off the Chargers cap. Hayward blossomed into one of the league's best corners after joining the team in 2016, earning two Pro Bowl nods while recording 14 interceptions in his five-year stint with the club. That being said, Hayward missed a regular-season game for the first time since 2013, and his deteriorating play over the last two seasons could ultimately lower his market in an offseason embroiled in an unprecedented cap situation.