Raiders Rookie CB DJ Hayden Has An Uneven NFL Debut Vs The Bears

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  1. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    The Oakland Raiders had little to celebrate Friday night, but the debut of their first-round draft pick, DJ Hayden, goes beyond the ghastly box score.

    The rookie cornerback started in a 34-26 preseason loss to the Chicago Bears, marking his first game action since suffering a near-fatal heart injury last season at a University of Houston practice.

    The results were mixed. Hayden whiffed trying to tackle Alshon Jeffery on third-and-1, allowing the Bears wide receiver to plow for 22 yards on Chicago's opening drive. The rookie made up for it three plays later, breaking up a pass to Brandon Marshall that popped into the air and nearly was hauled in by defensive end Jason Hunter.

    Source: NFL.com
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Wouldn't call it mixed.

    I thought the kid did good for his 1st time out. That Jeffery catch & run was on the infield dirt & gave Jeffery an edge when he spun back after the catch.

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