Hayward (personal, calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, will play in the contest, a source informed Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Hayward missed all of the Chargers' practices this week after leaving the team to be with his family in Georgia following the death of his brother Monday. The cornerback returned to Los Angeles late Friday and touched base with the coaching staff on the Week 13 game plan, so it looks like he'll be ready to go for Sunday's 4:05 p.m. EST kickoff. His responsibilities are expected to include covering Browns wideout Josh Gordon, who will return from suspension to play in his first NFL game since 2014.
Hayward (calf/personal) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Hayward left to be with his family in Georgia earlier this week following the death of his younger brother, and has yet to return to the team. There is no clear indication on whether the 28-year-old will be available to play Sunday, and understandably so. Rookie Desmond King would likely step in if Hayward ultimately is unable to play.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he isn't sure when the cornerback will rejoin the team. The Chargers have a home date with the Browns on tap for Sunday.
Hayward recorded three tackles and intercepted a pass in the 28-6 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.
Hayward essentially iced the game with his interception, sliding in front of an errant Dak Prescott throw for his third pick in the last two weeks. Hayward continues to cement himself among the NFL's best at cornerback.
Hayward secured two interceptions and four tackles in the 54-24 stomp Sunday against the Bills.
Hayward victimized Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, catching two rather easy interceptions in what amounted to an utterly dominant performance by the defense in the first half. While Hayward hasn't put together numbers similar to his breakout 2016, he's played well enough to be in line for a second straight trip to the Pro Bowl this season.
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||16||53||40.0||13||0||6||81||13.5||24||0||20|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||3||8||5.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||42||33.0||9||0||3||113||37.7||82||1||7|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||65||56.0||9||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||58||51.0||7||0||7||102||14.6||31||1||20|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||13||35||28.0||7||0||4||7||1.8||7||0||19|
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|2012||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||2||49||2||1|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||13||0||0||0||0||1||11||1||0|