Redskins' special teams captain Hayward goes on IR
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have placed special teams captain Adam Hayward on injured reserve with a knee injury, ruling him out for the season.
Hayward fractured the tibia plateau on the lower part of his right knee when he landed awkwardly while downing a punt in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Hayward is in his first season with the Redskins after being signed as a free agent to strengthen the special teams units.
To take Hayward's spot, the Redskins on Monday promoted linebacker Steve Beauharnais from the practice squad to the active roster.
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