D.J. Hayden cleared for practice, off NFI

AP

Raiders first-rounder D.J. Hayden’s stay on the non-football injury list was a short one.

According to CSNBayArea.com, Hayden was removed from the list Friday morning, and was on the field with the rest of his teammates for practice.

He’ll be limited in his participation, and wearing a red jersey, but the fact he’s out there is a good sign.

Hayden missed time this spring getting scar tissue removed from his abdomen, following the emergency heart surgery that saved his life in college.

Raiders second-round pick Menelik Watson remains on the NFI list and was working on the side. His condition hasn’t been disclosed.