Found August 25, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: D.J. Hayden
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
Yesterday I touched on DJ Hayden’s performance against the Chicago Bears in my game recap . used the right words to describe his performance. “Uneven.” Friday’s results were mixed. Hayden whiffed while trying to tackle Alshon Jeffery on third-and-1, allowing the Bears wide receiver to plow for 22 yards on Chicago’s opening drive. Hayden made up for it three plays later, breaking up a pass to Brandon Marshall that popped into the air and nearly was hauled in by defensive end Jason Hunter. The Bears settled for a field goal on the August 24th  The article which can be read here discusses his performance in greater depth. Hayden struggled against the run and against the big WRs he faced (Jeffery and Marshall), but all in all it was a very solid showing for the rookie CB. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post DJ Hayden has uneven start in debut appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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