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Casey Hayward ready for Packers' offseason workouts

Casey Hayward played in only three games in 2013 due to a nagging hamstring injury.

After just under six months of rehab, the Green Bay Packers cornerback believes he's ready for offseason workouts, which start April 22.

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"I think I'm ready for it now," Hayward told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "I'm just here and I don't have to push it and I probably won't push it crazy then, but I'm in a good enough shape to finish everything and do everything."

Hayward enjoyed a spectacular rookie season, with six interceptions. His health and return to 2012 form sits as the keystone to the Packers' offseason plans in the secondary.

With Sam Shields back alongside Tramon Williams and Hayward, the Packers will be able to move corner Micah Hyde to safety, where Green Bay needs help.

Coach Mike McCarthy has said he wants to get Hyde on the field more. With the logjam at corner, making a Charles Woodson-type move to safety makes sense for the Packers and Hyde.

Hayward's health, however, will play a role in how that transformation is executed.

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