Raiders sign rookie D.J. Hayden
NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders signed first-round pick cornerback D.J. Hayden to a contract Thursday, one day before the first training camp practice.
The signing assures that the entire 10-player draft class will be on hand when practice begins Friday. It still has not been determined when Hayden will be able to participate in practice after he underwent offseason abdominal surgery. He is officially on the active non-football injury list and can't practice until he passes a team physical.
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