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Former first round pick D.J. Hayden in danger of losing starting cornerback position

According to Chris Wesseling of, the Oakland Raiders selected cornerback D.J. Hayden in the first round (12th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, but it seems his lofty draft status may not be enough for him to keep the starting job. Hayden worked mainly with the second-team defense in minicamp and 2014 fourth-round pick Keith McGill worked with the first team ahead...
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Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Financing Plan for Stadium Called a Lousy Deal for Raiders Finance experts say a long-awaited plan for a new Raiders stadium is a lousy deal ... The Oakland Tribune ( ) reports Saturday its ... DJ Hayden Could Lose His Spot With Oakland Raiders McGill is the one that's in his spot as last year, he looked like the Raiders' best corner once healthy...
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Raiders feel TJ Carrie, Keith McGill and former No. 12 overall pick DJ Hayden are ready for starting roles in secondary

The Oakland Raiders moved on from veteran safety Tyvon Branch this offseason leaving Charles Woodson as the only experienced player the team has in its secondary. Defensive backs TJ Carrie, Keith McGill and former No. 12 overall pick DJ Hayden are ready to step into the starting lineup, despite the fact they have only 13 NFL starts among them. According to Bill Williamson of...
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Oakland Raiders: Evaluating the cornerbacks

Last season, the Oakland Raiders secondary didn’t live up to the standards that everyone in the organization had hoped. Now, in the midst of this offseason, it’s time to take a look who will be playing cornerback for the Raiders this season. Last season the Raiders cornerbacks were extremely unpredictable. Some games they looked to be a talented bunch, others they looked overmatched...
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What Raiders CB D.J. Hayden Needs to Do in 2015

Year Three is often the time when high draft pick either prove their mettle, or shoe they were completely unworthy of being a high selection. D.J. Hayden isn’t just in that boat, he’s rowing it. RaiderNation is still scratching their collective heads about him. They can’t redraft or release him. To justify his starting spot, Hayden needs to: Shake the Injury Bug: Granted injuries...
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D.J. Hayden Remains A Mystery For Oakland Raiders

When D.J. Hayden was selected 12th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, he was expected to become the next lock-down defensive back for the Oakland Raiders despite nearly dying in a freak accident on the University of Houston practice field.Nearly two years later, the Raiders are still waiting for Hayden to become that player.Hayden's 2014 season was better than his rookie year, no doubt...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Who should replace Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden if he misses significant time?

The Oakland Raiders had a hellish season in 2013 in many ways, but most of all when it came to injuries. The team could not stay healthy and a serious lack of depth resulted in poor play across the board. So as the team prepares to enter training camp for the 2014 season, one can understand how frustrating it must be knowing that D.J. Hayden is still nursing an injury and may not...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

There is legitimate reason for Raiders to be concerned about D.J. Hayden

Recently, it was revealed that number one draft pick Jadeveon Clowney played through a sports hernia last year. Heading into the draft there was a lot of talk about whether or not he was playing his hardest since he had such a lackluster season. As it turns out, he was not healthy but tried to play through it and the results were telling. But we are not here to talk about Clowney...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Rewind: Patience for Allen, key off season dates and can Hayden turn it around?

Another week, another slew of great content on cover32 Raiders. With the Super Bowl over, things in the football world are slow, but not here at cover32. We keep you pumped full of content all year round. Check out the best stuff on the Raiders and from around the league below. Oakland Raiders - Urging patience for head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie (READ...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders hope DJ Hayden the sequel is much better than the original

I, like many, wasn’t even exactly sure who DJ Hayden was going into the 2013 NFL Draft. I mean, I do follow the draft, but honestly all I’d heard about Hayden was about the injury he sustained during practice that very nearly killed him. He was selected 12th overall in the draft despite having not taken a snap in the second half of his senior year. He had started the first nine...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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