40 Time Range: 4.40-4.45/No full workout, hamstring on 2nd 40
Data Scout Notes: 2012: 1stC...P1stC/PThorpe...2011: C-USANewcomerOY/2ndC
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Draft Scout D.J. Hayden News
06/12/14 - CB DJ Hayden, whom the Raiders hoped would seize a starting cornerback job opposite Tarell Brown, missed his second week of OTAs with an ankle injury. He was still in a protective boot and Allen said he wasn't sure when Hayden would return.
"Initially, I was hopeful (of a quick return)," Allen said. "Again, we're day by day with DJ. Hopefully we can get him out here. He needs the work."
The longer Hayden stays out, the more likely it is that Carlos Rogers would start along with Brown as he did with the 49ers. When Rogers moves to nickel corner, rookie Keith McGill gets a chance to overtake Hayden.
06/01/14 - CB DJ Hayden, who came out of his first OTA practice a year ago not feeling well, only to end up the hospital to have scar tissue removed from his abdomen, was pleased to meet one of his first goals of 2014.
"I made it through one OTA," Hayden said. "I'm definitely excited I made it through one OTA."
Hayden recovered from that surgery after missing most of training camp. He played in eight games before being shelved by a groin injury, eventually going on injured reserve and having sports hernia surgery.
He concedes the OTA surgery played with his mind.
"Here were all my teammates out there working and I'm hooked up to IVs," Hayden said. "It might mess up anyone's head a little bit. But I'm way over that now and I'm just ready for the next season to start."
Allen said he sees a big difference in Hayden, who has worked on his upper body to better stand the rigors of tackling and playing against bigger receivers.
"I think he's light years ahead of where he was at this point last year," Allen said. "Not just from a physical standpoint, but really from a mental standpoint, too.
"I think he realizes now that everything's going to be fine, he's going to be OK and now he can really focus on getting better as a football player."
11/18/13 - -- CB DJ Hayden did not travel with a groin injury and is not expected to available this week to face Tennessee.
11/14/13 - CB DJ Hayden did not practice with a groin injury and could miss significant time in the rehab process.
11/13/13 - -- CB DJ Hayden is working with trainers to rehab a groin strain and his status is uncertain against Houston.