Report: D.J. Hayden could be placed on PUP to begin camp

AP

When the Raiders begin training camp in two days, cornerback D.J. Hayden reportedly may not be a participant.

John Middlekauff of 95.7 FM “The Game” in San Francisco reports Hayden continues to recover from a lower leg injury suffered in OTAs and could be placed on PUP to start camp.

The injury has been called either an ankle injury or a foot injury in published reports, and Hayden reportedly wore a boot on the injured lower leg in offseason workouts.

The Raiders’ first-round pick in 2013, Hayden appeared in just eight games, with a groin injury ending his season. He also missed time last summer after abdominal surgery.

According to Middlekauff, Hayden may not be a “full participant” in training camp even if he isn’t placed on the reserve list.

By placing Hayden on PUP before camp, the Raiders would have the option to keep him on the list as long as needed. However, they couldn’t add him once the practices begin.

Hayden is expected to be a key part of a secondary that also includes former 49ers cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown.

26 responses to “Report: D.J. Hayden could be placed on PUP to begin camp

  1. Isn’t this the guy who also had a life-threatening injury/illness during college? Something with his heart IIRC?

    At this point you’ve gotta be thinking that maybe his body just isn’t meant to play football.

  2. What sad but totally-forseeable news.

    Hope this guy can stay healthy in life and not just football but man how can a team so desperate for a sure thing gamble on a situation like Hayden’s?

  3. The Raiders have been rebuilding for 12 years (since they got blown out of the Super Bowl against their former coach) and are still No. 32 in the league. Hope the best for D.J. Hayden, he seems like a good young man. But it’s looking like another top eight draft pick gone bust for the Raiders.

  4. wow…..(i don’t know what else to say) ……just hope we snap this jinx….signed Hayden, Bergstrom, Burris, Murray, Watson, etc….

    Go Raiders…Stay Healthy!

  5. humb0lt says:
    Jul 22, 2014 12:23 PM

    The Raiders are still No. 32 in the league
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    The raiders are still #32????? hmmm according to who…. a hater like you….I could have sworn we had the 5th pick in the draft…. 5th opick does not go to 32…just facts, not hate

  6. Pure bust, and to be expected.

    To everyone but the fade. They’re always suprised by these things, when they should know better than anyone else by now.

  7. Humb0lt – we played that Super Bowl at Qualcomm. Probably the last time that stadium had a sellout.

    That doesn’t excuse Reggie’s poor pick, or so it seems at this point.

  8. I don’t especially dislike McKenzie, but he deserves full blame for what looks like a disastrous 2013 draft. He could’ve chosen a real impact player at the #3 spot (or even from the #12) spot rather than the huge risk that Hayden was.

    And there was no excuse to pick a ‘raw potential’ PROJECT like Watson with the 2nd rounder.

    Yes, the 2014 draft looks very good, but the team could be so much better now if he had been smarter the year before.

  9. humb0lt says:
    Jul 22, 2014 12:23 PM
    The Raiders have been rebuilding for 12 years (since they got blown out of the Super Bowl against their former coach) and are still No. 32 in the league. Hope the best for D.J. Hayden, he seems like a good young man. But it’s looking like another top eight draft pick gone bust for the Raiders.

    lmao..chuggers have been rebuilding since 1960

  10. slick50ks says: Jul 22, 2014 1:58 PM

    Pure bust, and to be expected.

    To everyone but the fade. They’re always suprised by these things, when they should know better than anyone else by now.
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    Jonathan Baldwin, Tyson Jackson, Glenn Dorsey, Ryan Sims…lots of first round busts, no matter the team that drafts them.

  11. We need healthy players to compete in our division… Bad move keeping McFadden who has been injured EVERY season. If we keep Hayden, when will we learn??? Again, we need HEALTHY players.

  12. raiderapologist says:
    Jul 22, 2014 3:12 PM
    slick50ks says: Jul 22, 2014 1:58 PM

    Pure bust, and to be expected.

    To everyone but the fade. They’re always suprised by these things, when they should know better than anyone else by now.
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    Jonathan Baldwin, Tyson Jackson, Glenn Dorsey, Ryan Sims…lots of first round busts, no matter the team that drafts them.

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    That’s four in twenty years.

    Not very similar to the ten in ten years that the fade have drafted.

  13. A player like Hayden should have been drafted in the 6th or 7th round. A high reward-low risk pick. Reggie was looking to hit a homerun knowing that the 2013 rosters was filled with at least 30% scrubs. I hope the kid can have a career in football, but the gods are refusing. Reggie should shoulder all the blame, so much solid talent available at that pick. Raiders did the high reward-low risk thing with McGill this year, we could be forgetting quickly about Hayden because McGill is the new breed of large physical db’s.

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