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
10/29/14 - CB DJ Hayden felt great about playing his first game in almost a calendar year.
The 2013 first-round draft pick played only five snaps on defense -- he was on the field for a 6-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer to Andrew Hawkins -- and played 14 snaps on special teams.
"I'm just glad I'm even out there," Hayden said. "I'm glad I'm out there suiting up. That's all that matters to me."
Hayden reiterated what he said after being taken off the physically unable to perform list and placed on the 53-man roster.
"If they need me to play every snap, I can play every snap," Hayden said. "Whatever they need me to do, I'm there."
Sparano sounds as if he'll hold back on the full-time option with Hayden.
"I thought DJ did a good job in the game," Sparano said. "He competed hard and he really played fast. Little by little, we'll get him more involved."
10/27/14 - CB DJ Hayden played on kick coverage teams and was on the field for limited snaps on defense as part of a red zone personnel group.
Hayden was on the field and screened off by a Browns player on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer to Andre Hawkins.
"We didn't want to just throw him out there and let him play a ton of plays," Sparano said. "I felt he had two solid weeks of practice. We weaned him in a bit and little by little."
Hayden said he is up for whatever Sparano and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver have in mind.
"If they need me to play every snap, I'll play every snap," Hayden said. "Whatever they need me to do, I'm there."
10/26/14 - CB DJ Hayden was activated from the reserve/physically unable to perform list by the Raiders Saturday (Oct. 25). Hayden was placed on the list Aug. 26. He appeared in eight games, making two starts, as a rookie in 2013, totaling 29 tackles (23 solo), one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. He was the Raiders' first-round pick (12th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft.
10/15/14 - CB DJ Hayden was back on the field Wednesday for the first time since late May following a foot injury and subsequent surgery in early June. Hayden spent training camp on the physically unable to perform list and was moved to regular-season PUP at the cut to 53 players.
Hayden intercepted a pass and was delighted to be back on the field.
"I felt like I was 100 percent probably three weeks ago, running and cutting," Hayden said. "I just had to wait my time. I waited and now it's my time."
While Hayden proclaimed himself ready to go, interim head coach Tony Sparano was taking a wait and see approach.
"I anticipate taking it day by day and evaluating it with the coaches and Reggie (McKenzie) and kind of seeing kind of where we are right now with him," Sparano said.
Hayden, a first-round draft pick in 2013, played in eight games last season before being lost to sports hernia surgery. The Raiders have a 21-day window to put Hayden on the active roster or keep him PUP for the rest of the season.
10/01/14 - CB DJ Hayden in a best-case scenario would miss the San Diego game and then be eligible to play the following week after undergoing foot surgery.