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StatsLLC: Aug 23 / 12:00a ET
News: The backup inside linebacker was placed on injured reserve on Saturday after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Detroit.
Impact: Hayward's absence could open a spot for undrafted rookie Houston Bates, who recorded his third sack in two games against the Lions on Thursday.
Rotowire: Aug 20 / 7:32p ET
News: Hayward has suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the season, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington reports.
Impact: Hayward's ACL tear marks the second season-ending injury he's had in as many years. The veteran inside linebacker made most of his impact on special teams and provided some depth in Washington's linebacking corps prior to sustaining the injury.