D.J. Hayden decision likely on Saturday

August, 25, 2014
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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are planning to wait until Saturday's deadline to decide whether 2013 first-round pick D.J. Hayden will begin the regular season on the physically unable to perform list. If that happens, he won't be able to play in the first six weeks of the season.

The cornerback has been dealing with a foot injury. Allen said Monday he is making progress.

"Well, we're going to push it all the way up until the deadline, until we find out exactly where he is," Allen said. "We'll wait and see what we have to do on that. ... He looks a lot better, but that's one of those things that you just kind of visit with the trainers every day and find out how he did each particular day. He's making progress that's for sure."

In other Raiders' injury news:

Allen indicated kicker Sebastian Janikowski may wait until the regular season before playing. He has been dealing with a quad injury.

"He kicked today," Allen said. "I don't think he's 100 percent, so again we're going to be smart there. I'm not going to put him out there and take the risk of going into the regular season with him injured, so we'll see where he's at the next couple of days. He was a lot better today than he was four days ago."

Allen said linebacker Sio Moore continues to be day-to-day with a neck strain. He was taken off the field Friday night in Green Bay on a stretcher.

The team hopes special teams ace Taiwan Jones returns next week. He has been dealing with a knee strain.

Linebacker Nick Roach (concussion) continues to be out of practice.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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