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Raiders, first-round pick D.J. Hayden reach deal

D.J. Hayden AP

The Raiders have reached a contract agreement with cornerback D.J. Hayden, their first-round pick, Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reported Thursday.

The No. 12 overall pick, Hayden will vie to start right off the bat for the Raiders, who have made big changes to their secondary in the offseason. In addition to drafting Hayden in Round One, the Raiders added Charles Woodson at safety and veteran cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Mike Jenkins.

Hayden had abdominal surgery in May, but head coach Dennis Allen indicated in June that the club expected him to be ready for training camp.

As a senior at the University of Houston, Hayden suffered a serious blood vessel injury, but he recovered, and he was widely regarded as one of the top cornerbacks available in the Class of 2013.

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24 Responses to “Raiders, first-round pick D.J. Hayden reach deal”
  1. raiderman81 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:52 PM

    But will he be ready for camp?

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:52 PM

    The Raiders might be the worst organization in the NFL as far as their track record with 1st round picks. I hope this guy stays healthy, but using the #12 overall selection on a player that has endured serious medical problems may prove to be another big mistake.

  3. jphavig says: Jul 25, 2013 1:53 PM

    Good luck, D.J! Raider Nation! The only nation.

  4. crush22 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:54 PM

    Good luck DJ.
    And watch out for those sewer showers in that stadium. They’ll make you smell worse than that team will.

  5. raiderman81 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:55 PM

    They needed to sign him quickly. by the perception of Tracy Porter’s tweets … he doesnt seem happy with the raiders… by using “you raider fans” makes it seem like its us agasint him… not good.

    we need hayden to step up quickly

  6. vipod4ever says: Jul 25, 2013 1:56 PM

    It’s done, all rookies signed. “If” healthy Hayden could be something special. This is one CB you want to think about come fantasy time in the later rounds.

  7. piratesofthecoliseum says: Jul 25, 2013 1:56 PM

    FINALLY!! Now we have all our picks signed and ready for camp!! GO RAIDERS!!!

  8. socalraider909 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:58 PM

    Glad Big Reg got it done and can everyone stop mentioning his injury I think everyone knows by now update us when he’s on the field

  9. 4grammarpolice says: Jul 25, 2013 1:58 PM

    Here’s hoping he stays healthy.

  10. radrntn says: Jul 25, 2013 1:58 PM

    Good….GoRaiders!

  11. thetwilightsown says: Jul 25, 2013 2:03 PM

    THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!

    Oh wait. Maybe not.

  12. raidadon says: Jul 25, 2013 2:05 PM

    Do work IRON HAYDEN!

  13. rundmc81 says: Jul 25, 2013 2:07 PM

    Welcome to the Silver and Black. Go knows we need you!

  14. rundmc81 says: Jul 25, 2013 2:08 PM

    Welcome to the Silver and Black. God knows we need you!

  15. aaronfraudgers says: Jul 25, 2013 2:12 PM

    Bust

  16. aldavis4president says: Jul 25, 2013 2:13 PM

    Hayden branch Woodson and Jenkins. Need I say more?!?! #RAIDERNATION!!

  17. u4iadman says: Jul 25, 2013 2:25 PM

    Learn from Woodson, that’s why we brought him back for a year.
    Long term rebuild, but on the right path esp with Trask and Herrera out of the front office.

  18. dougydougdoug says: Jul 25, 2013 2:30 PM

    Fragile. Good thing they used their first pick to get someone with such potential risk.

  19. irg3 says: Jul 25, 2013 2:33 PM

    I thought they were gonna draft tavon austin till i realize Davis isn’t around anymore… Solid pick

  20. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 25, 2013 2:43 PM

    LOL

  21. honkeyt says: Jul 25, 2013 2:49 PM

    Glad we got him locked down for the futre. He and Phillip Adams are the future of our secondary. Adams is over looked. SMH.

  22. u4iadman says: Jul 25, 2013 3:59 PM

    Secondary no longer a concern.
    I worry about pass rush capability.
    One step (year) at a time.
    We’ll get there.

  23. slick50ks says: Jul 25, 2013 4:14 PM

    That is one crap secondary.

    Let the footballs fly AFCW.

  24. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 25, 2013 7:47 PM

    Steeler Nation is the only nation.

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