Hayward (knee) has been released by the Redskins, The Washington Post reports.
Hayward joined the Redskins in 2014 as a special teams standout, but a broken leg that year was followed by a torn ACL last August to limit him to just 11 games played for Washington. At 32 years old, Hayward will now hope to receive a training camp invitation and ultimately catch onto a roster elsewhere.
Redskins linebacker and special teams standout Adam Hayward sustained a season-ending knee injury in the second quarter of a preseason game Thursday against Detroit, a source has told ESPN.
Both Hayward and Jay Gruden confirmed that the former needed to be further evaluated, but the source claims that he has a torn ACL.
Hayward hasn't had much luck in regard to health since coming to Washington. He lost the last five games in 2014 with a tibial plateau fracture and finished the season with nine tackles.
The Redskins announced linebacker Adam Hayward has officially been placed on injured reserve. Hayward suffered a tibial plateau fracture Week 12.
To replace Hayward, the Redskins promoted linebacker Steve Beauharnais from the team’s practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Redskins linebacker Adam Hayward will be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list with tibial plateau fracture, coach Jay Gruden confirmed to the media on Monday, per the team's official website.
Hayward left Week 12 in the third quarter with the injury. His season ends with 13 total tackles.
Redskins defenders Adam Hayward and Tracy Porter left the Week 12 game against the 49ers in the third quarter.
Porter limped to the locker room with a right shoulder injury and the team reported he will not return. Hayward suffered a right knee injury and will also not return.
Free agent linebacker Adam Hayward agreed to a three-year contract with the Redskins, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Hayward made 26 tackles in a backup role for the Buccaneers last season.
Buccaneers linebacker Adam Hayward (foot), offensive lineman Davin Joseph (knee), offensive lineman Jamon Meredith (ankle) and defensive lineman Akeem Spence (wrist), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 13 at Carolina.
Buccaneers LB Mason Foster, LB Adam Hayward, OL Davin Joseph, OL Jamon Meredith, and DT Akeem Spence are probable Week 13.
All five players were full participants in practice Thursday. Only Hayward and Joseph were unable to practice Wednesday.