Hayden (hamstring) has been an active participant during camp, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Hayden, who was slowed down with a hamstring injury during the offseason, received first team reps during the Lions' preseason opener with Darius Slay sidelined. He projects to provide cornerback depth heading into the regular season.
Hayden (hamstring) signed a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the Lions on Friday, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Press reports. The 12th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, Hayden never lived up to the hype during his four seasons in Oakland. He ended the 2016 campaign with 37 tackles, six pass deflections and one forced fumble through 11 games. His season ended in late November after he suffered a hamstring injury, forcing the Raiders to place him on injured reserve. Once healthy, Hayden will compete for the starting nickelback position, an area the Lions struggled with throughout last season.
Hayden (hamstring) was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN reports. Hayden was expected to be out for the remainder of the season after injuring his hamstring last Sunday against the Panthers. In his absence, T.J. Carrie appears set to take over as the Raiders' No. 3 corner for the remainder of the season.
Hayden (hamstring) is ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Panthers. Hayden and Panthers wideout Kelvin Benjamin got tangled up in the fourth quarter. While Benjamin popped right back up, Hayden remained down on the field for a short period of time. TJ Carrie projects to see a significant uptick in playing time for the rest of the game.
Hayden made five tackles (four solo) in Sunday's regular season opener against the Saints. Hayden and the Raiders' cornerback crew saw plenty of action in the secondary as the Saints aired it out often. They'll have another test next week when the Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan come to town.
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