The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent linebacker Adam Hayward.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hayward (6-1, 240) was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
A special teams standout who served as the Buccaneers’ special teams captain for each of the last three seasons, Hayward was credited by the Buccaneers’ coaching staff with a team-high 11 special teams tackles last season.
Hayward played in all 16 games for Tampa Bay for each of the last four seasons and contributed 12 starts in that time frame, including starts in Weeks 12 and 17 last season.
Hayward played collegiately at Portland State from 2005-06 after spending time at Colorado State from 2002-04.
He played in 22 games with 11 starts for Portland State, earning All-American and unanimous All-Big Sky Conference honors for his performance at linebacker.
Hayward, 29, attended Marina High School in Westminster, Calif., where he earned all-region honors from PrepStar and was a two-time all-league choice.
He was born on June 23, 1984.)