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September 25, 2018 08:36 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Lands on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Hayes tore his ACL on Sunday against the Raiders, effectively ending his season. The 33-year-old had accumulated two sacks on the year and was proving to be an important part of Miami's defense. Charles Harris is expected to replace Hayes on the defensive line.

September 24, 2018 06:44 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Tears ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes tore his ACL on Sunday and is done for the season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes' injury is unfortunate, as he had posted two sacks in as many weeks and looked to be putting together a promising season. He'll figure to move to injured reserve in the near future. Look for Charles Harris to see some extra reps as a primary backup at defensive end now that Hayes is out.

September 23, 2018 02:56 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Suffers knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes departed Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a knee injury and is questionable to return, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes went down with the injury in the first half of Week 3's game. If Hayes is unable to return to the field, expect an update on the 33-year-old's health after the contest.

September 16, 2018 09:00 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Gearing up for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Hayes shared snaps in Week 1 against the Titans, logging 32, while starter Cameron Wake played 38. Still, Hayes didn't make a tackle, so his IDP value is negligible at this time.

September 14, 2018 06:20 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Questionable for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (finger) is considered questionable against the Jets on Sunday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes was a full participant in practice to begin the week, but he sat out Friday due to a finger injury. It remains to be seen whether the veteran defensive end will suit up against the Jets on Sunday, but if Hayes misses any time, it could signify rotational snaps for Andre Branch.

September 7, 2018 10:04 AM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Healthy to begin regular season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (hamstring) participated in practice Thursday and appears healthy, Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Hayes missed a month of practice due to a lingering hamstring injury, but he appears on track to suit up for Sunday's season-opener against the Titans. As long as Hayes is healthy enough to play, the veteran defensive end should fill a key rotational role in Miami's front seven this season.

September 5, 2018 12:32 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: In uniform for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (hamstring) returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time in over a month, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Given that he's missed a month of preparation, it wouldn't be surprising if Hayes is eased back into action initially. The veteran defensive end figures to rotate in on the Dolphins' defensive line again this season when he's healthy enough to play, which could come as soon as Week 1.

August 25, 2018 01:24 AM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Unlikely to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (hamstring) is unlikely to play in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Ravens, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Hayes missed the Dolphins' first two preseason games due to his hamstring injury, but he was seen running at practice Thursday and is reportedly eager to get back on the field. His status bodes positively for his ability to play at full speed come Week 1, but the team may sideline him for another preseason game just to be safe.

August 3, 2018 01:08 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Missing practice with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes missed Friday's practice with a hamstring injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes exited Thursday's practice favoring his right leg. The severity of his injury isn't clear, so it's hard to tell when he might be back on the field. When healthy, the 11-year veteran will compete for slotting on the depth chart under Cameron Wake and Robert Quinn.

August 2, 2018 12:28 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Leaves practice with leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes was forced to leave Thursday's practice after suffering a right leg injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes was seen limping off the field favoring his right leg Thursday, and there will likely be an update on his health before Friday's practice session.

March 28, 2018 01:40 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Undergoes back surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Hayes underwent back surgery earlier in the offseason, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports.

The surgery stems from a lingering back issue that Hayes has been dealing with for some time but it's unknown how long the recovery process will be. The defensive lineman recently signed a one-year extension to remain in Miami after finishing with one sack in 10 games last season.

March 14, 2018 11:08 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Re-signs with Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes signed a one-year contract extension with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports.

Hayes is entering his 11th year in the league, with the 2017 season being his first in Miami. The 2008 fourth-rounder only racked up 19 tackles and one sack in 12 games, however, before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Fortunately, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports that Hayes has since recovered and should be "ready to roll" for the offseason.

November 29, 2017 09:48 AM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Hayes is expected to undergo surgery on his hamstring, so his season comes to an end after 10 games, in which he recorded 19 tackles (14 solo) and one sack. Look for Charles Harris and Terrence Fede potentially to see increased defensive roles with Hayes sidelined.

November 27, 2017 04:26 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Likely out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Adam Gase said Monday that Hayes is expected to have hamstring surgery and be ruled out for the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Hayes was on this week's injury report with a back issue, but it'll be a hamstring injury that ends the defensive end's season. Hayes was used as a depth option on the defensive line, and his absence should result in Charles Harris and Terrence Fede potentially seeing bigger roles as reserve defensive ends.

November 25, 2017 11:56 AM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins have ruled Hayes (back) out for Sunday's matchup against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes' absence for the Week 12 game is not surprising, as he was unable to participate at practice throughout the week. As a result, look for Charles Harris and Terrence Fede to see bigger roles providing depth at defensive end.

November 19, 2017 12:28 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Ready to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Although Hayes is a backup on the depth chart, he's still logged 30 or more snaps in each of his last three matchups. However, he hasn't been able to post a high tackle count in his limited snaps, which keeps him off fantasy owners' radars.

November 17, 2017 06:48 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Questionable for Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes put in full practices Thursday and Friday, so his knee injury doesn't look to be anything serious. Even so, Hayes is behind Cameron Wake and Adrian Branch in the pecking order at defensive end, so he'll be little more than a rotational player if he suits up Sunday.

November 16, 2017 09:20 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Full participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes did not practice Wednesday due to a knee injury but appears to have made some progress given his return to the field Thursday. Barring any major setbacks, the defensive end should be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

November 16, 2017 01:40 PM
Dolphins' William Hayes: No practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes isn't practicing Wednesday due to a knee injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Hayes was hindered by a hamstring issue earlier in November, but it appears it's his knee that is bothering him as the Dolphins gear up for a Week 11 matchup with the Buccaneers. The defensive end's level of participation in practices Thursday and Friday will be more indicative of his status for the contest.

November 6, 2017 04:08 AM
Dolphins' William Hayes: Active for Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (hamstring) is active for Week 9's game against the Raiders.

Hayes' presence will be a huge boost to a Dolphins run defense, which has yielded 95.4 yards per game so far to opposing rushers.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/265
Birthdate:
05/02/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
High Point, NC, USA
School:
Winston-Salem State
NFL Experience:
12
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