The Rams tied for the NFL lead in sacks in 2012, and one of the key components of that pass rush defensive end William Hayes is returning to St. Louis.
Hayes, 27, went off the market less than an hour before the start of the free agency period when he agreed to terms on a three-year deal.
Hayes had seven sacks last season for the Rams, and was equally strong against the...
Mike Garafolo reports that the Rams have re-signed DE William Hayes.
This is somewhat of a surprising move given that he was a part-time player for the Rams last year and looked to be in for at least a respectable market that could result in a starting job.
We had him listed as the No. 100 best available player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
The post Rams Re-Sign DE William...
William Hayes could be on the Detroit Lions’ list of free-agent targets.
The Detroit Lions head into the start of NFL free agency (March 12, 4 p.m. ET) with plenty of needs, most on defense. We’ll be tracking all the news and rumors surrounding the Lions’ free-agent pursuits — this page will be updated frequently.
• Lions ‘actively pursuing’ Rams DE William Hayes
Anwar Richardson of MLive.com reports that that the Lions are “one of several NFL teams” actively pursuing free agent DE William Hayes.
Hayes would most likely replace DE Cliff Avril who’s expected to land a huge contract in the near future.
Detroit needs an additional pass rusher and Hayes could end up being a reasonable value on the open market.
Last season, Hayes was...
The St. Louis Rams have signed former Tennessee Titans defensive end William Hayes to a one year deal.
The addition of Hayes helps the Rams shore up their defensive line with the departure of James Hall.
A four-year veteran, Hayes had his best season in 2009 when he started 11 games and had 50 total tackles with 4 sacks. Hayes is primarily thought of as a run stuffer and could...
The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent William Hayes, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Financial terms were not disclosed. Selected with a fourth round pick (113th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Winston-Salem by the Tennessee Titans, the 6-foot-3, 272-pound Hayes has 112 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles in 48 games, including...
Tennessee Titans defensive end William Hayes has been downgraded to "Out" for tomorrow's game against the Indianapolis Colts, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports. Hayes had been listed as "Doubtful" with a groin injury. The 6-foot-3, 267-pound Hayes has 11 tackles and 1.5 quarterback sacks in nine games this season. Also listed as out are: LB Gerald McRath...
Tennessee Titans defensive end William Hayes has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for hit his on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
Hayes was flagged for roughing the passer when he landed on Ryan in the second quarter of a 23-17 loss to Atlanta.
Hayes said he doesn't understand the rule and plans on appealing the penalty.
He has 10 tackles and a pair of sacks in six games this season.
The NFL has fined Titans defensive end William Hayes $15,000 for a hit on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, a punishment he plans to appeal.
Hayes said Thursday he was fined for putting too much weight on the quarterback as he hit Ryan. Hayes says he fell to Ryan's side as he hit him trying to avoid just that.
He says he wants to talk to somebody in the NFL to explain the rule...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2011
After watching the tape and seeing it live, Titans defensive end William Hayes believes the Falcons' offensive line is playing dirty -- but he's fine with that.