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Cornerback Hayden, last year’s first-rounder, nears return

Usually, when a team gets its 2013 first-round pick back from injury, the players are pretty excited. The Raiders are merely crossing their fingers, hoping that cornerback DJ Hayden, back Wednesday after missing six weeks due to foot surgery, can help them bounce back from an 0-5 start. Hayden, who has missed 13 of 21 career games and has struggled when he has played, even had an...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ D.J. Hayden returned to practice

Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden returned to the practice field on Wednesday after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list. “I felt 100 percent 3 weeks ago in terms of running and cutting, but I had to wait it out. Now it’s my time,” Hayden said, per Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area. Now tha Hayden is back on the field,  he still...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five draft picks that are haunting the Raiders

The Raiders just fired the head coach Dennis Allen after another predictable but incredibly disappointing 0-4 start. Like the Jaguars, the Raiders just can’t seem to shake this consistent rut they are in of year to year ineptitude. Since they lost the Super Bowl to Tampa Bay in 2002, the Raiders have not had a single winning season or playoff berth. And based on the way this season...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Hayden is making progress

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen doesn’t expect cornerback D.J. Hayden to be ready to play in next week’s preseason game after undergoing foot surgery two months ago. “I don’t expect that,” Allen said Saturday, per Allen did say Hayden is making progress though. “He’s getting closer, but again, it’d be pure speculation to say when I thought he’d be...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders expect D.J. Hayden to be back before the preseason ends

Raiders general manager Reggie Mckenzie expects cornerback D.J. Hayden to be back on the field before the preseason ends. “I expect to see him before preseason (ends),” Allen said, “but we’ll have to wait and see. He is getting better, but he is not ready to be out here playing football yet.” Hayden is currently nursing a foot injury that he suffered during the offseason...
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August 05, 2014  |  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 CB D.J. Hayden in Walking Boot for OTAs. Big Deal or Not?

Several sources have reported that Raiders CB D.J. Hayden is in a walking boot with an unspecified ankle injury. It was reported that he “rolled” it, but no further elaboration was made. There is concern among some Raider fans, while others not so much. So is this a big deal? There was some chatter on Twitter about it. Lets take a look at both sides of the issue. On the positive...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

D.J. Hayden hit the weight room this offseason

Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden hit the weight room this offseason to bulk up. General manager Reggie McKenize believes he’ll bounce back from a rough rookie season in 2013. Last year, McKenzie traded down from the third spot and picked cornerback DJ Hayden with the 12th pick. Hayden was a reach, especially considering he had life-saving surgery for a torn heart vein and...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 05, 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
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