- Paul Gutierrez, ESPN Staff Writer
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ALAMEDA, Calif. – Rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden was added to the Oakland Raiders’ injury report Thursday with a groin issue. The No. 12 overall draft pick did not practice after straining it the day before.
“He was able to finish practice [Wednesday],” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “I wasn’t really aware of it until after I got done in here with you guys, but he wasn’t able to go today, so we’ll have to evaluate him to see how he’s doing and see how quickly that thing responds.”
Kicker Sebastian Janikowski, though, practiced in a limited capacity a day after sitting out with sore ribs.
“We’ve got all the confidence in the world in P.A.,” Allen said of Adams. “When he came in last year and had an opportunity to play, he played really well. I think that will be another of those easy transitions for us because we have a lot of confidence in him.”
Also, linebacker Miles Burris, who is on the reserve/physically unable to perform list but has his 21-day clock down to less than two weeks, sat out his first practice. And running back Darren McFadden missed his second straight practice after aggravating his right hamstring on Sunday.
Following, then, is the Raiders’ injury report for Thursday:
Did not participate: SS Tyvon Branch (ankle), WR Juron Criner (right shoulder), CB D.J. Hayden (groin), LB Kaluka Maiava (ribs), RT Matt McCants (toe), RB Darren McFadden (right hamstring), RT Tony Pashos (hip).
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