During the 2013-14 season, the Washington Redskins had quite possibly one of the worst special team units in the history of the NFL. After losing special team captain Lorenzo Alexander the season before, Washington’s special teams look in disarray, and the first step to fixing the problem is the signing of inside linebacker Adam Hayward. The seven-year veteran spent the past seasons in Tampa Bay heading the Buccaneers special teams unit as well as recording 128 tackles in 13 career starts.
The addition of Hayward provides the Redskins with some depth in the linebacking core as well as 29-year old with substantial experience playing special teams. The Portland State product will sign a four-year deal, but the terms of the contract remain a mystery.