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Chargers CB Casey Hayward makes first Pro Bowl

Sep 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive back Casey Hayward (26) returns an interception thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (not pictured) during the second quarter of the game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive back Casey Hayward (26) returns an interception thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (not pictured) during the second quarter of the game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Casey Hayward in the offseason, and it has arguably been their best move.

The former Packer has had one heck of a year. Through 15 weeks, Hayward leads the league in interceptions with seven. Hayward became the team’s No. 1 corner when Jason Verrett went down with a knee injury, and now he has been selected to his first Pro Bowl.

CB @show_case29 Named to 2017 Pro Bowl; Four Other #Chargers Named Alternates.

READ: https://t.co/NEivpJ6Mu4 pic.twitter.com/HOpTUSOikE

— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) December 21, 2016

Not only did Hayward leave Green Bay to join the Chargers, but general Tom Telesco got him on a good deal (three-year, $15.3 million contract). To say he’s panned out is an understatement.

Top-graded NFL CBs:

1. Chris Harris Jr., 91.92. Aqib Talib, 90.63. Casey Hayward, 88.84. Malcolm Butler, 88.75. Janoris Jenkins, 88.3 pic.twitter.com/bMPz1u0CQo

— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 21, 2016

Four other Chargers were named alternates to the Pro Bowl: quarterback Philip Rivers, running back Melvin Gordon, tight end Antonio Gates and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa.

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