NFL News : The Packers have lost a valuable defensive player to free agency.

The Packers have lost a valuable defensive player to free agency.

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The Green Bay Packers have been fairly quiet since the start of free agency, and it appears they are prepared to sacrifice players they have deemed to be expendable.

According to NFL Network's Rand Getlin, free-agent cornerback Casey Hayward has agreed to terms on a new contract with the San Diego Chargers.

Although financial terms of the deal weren't announced by the club, Getlinreports that Hayward signed a three-year, $15.3-million contract, with $6.8 million guaranteed, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Hayward recorded 65 tackles in all 16 games with the Green Bay Packers.

The veteran will likely be utilized as the team's third cornerback, although he will challenge Brandon Flowers for the starting left cornerback position.

Hayward excelled in the slot during his four years with the Packers, and proved more than capable on the outside.

With Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins showing glimpses of stardom in their rookie years, the Packers likely viewed the 26-year-old Hayward as expendable.

What do you fans think of losing Hayward to free agency?

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