Thursday, November 7, 2013
Hayden added to Raiders' injury report
By Paul Gutierrez
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.
If Hayden is unable to play Sunday at the New York Giants, Phillip Adams would take Hayden’s place on the outside with Tracy Porter sliding into the slot in Oakland’s nickel defense.
“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).
Limited practice: C/G Andre Gurode (quadriceps), WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), PK Sebastian Janikowski (ribs)
Full practice: CB Tracy Porter (shoulder), QB Terrelle Pryor (right knee), WR Rod Streater (hip).