Casey Hayward, AP photo

Casey Hayward has 11 interceptions in 32 games with the Chargers in 2016 and 2017. He picked off nine passes during a 51-game career with the Packers from 2012-15.

Pro Bowl cornerback Casey Hayward agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday that includes  $20 million guaranteed. 

The Chargers and Hayward's agent, David Mulugheta, confirmed the deal. NFL.com first reported the extension.

Hayward has been selected for the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with the Chargers, who signed him as a free agent from Green Bay in 2016. The six-year pro has played in every game since joining the Chargers, with 11 total interceptions while drawing the toughest defensive assignments.

Hayward had played his way into a starting role for the Packers in 2015 after beginning his career mostly as a slot defender, but Green Bay let him walk.

“Got to thank the @Chargers and the Spanos family for everything,” Hayward tweeted. “Believing in a guy everybody said was a NICKEL guy and giving him a chance to flourish outside. 3 more years and counting. Let’s push for that ring.”

Hayward had one year left on his contract.

Hayward gets $20 million guaranteed after two Pro Bowl seasons for the Chargers, who signed him in San Diego as a free agent from Green Bay in 2016. The six-year pro has played in every game since moving to the West Coast, getting 11 total interceptions while drawing the toughest defensive assignments for the Chargers' much-improved defense last year.

"Got to thank the @Chargers and the Spanos family for everything," Hayward tweeted. "Believing in a guy everybody said was a NICKEL guy and giving him a chance to flourish outside. 3 more years and counting. Let's push for that ring."

Hayward had played his way into a starting role for the Packers in 2015 after beginning his career mostly as a slot defender, but Green Bay let him walk — and Hayward immediately became one of the NFL's best defensive backs with the Bolts. The website Pro Football Focus graded Hayward as the NFL's best coverage defender last season.

Meanwhile, as expected, four-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman signed a three-year contract worth reportedly $39.15 million with the 49ers. He was released by the Seahawks on Friday, and reportedly the Packers were among teams he was considering.

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