According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Raiders rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has been cleared for contact.
Some Raiders updates: DJ Hayden cleared for contact, while Tracy Porter is doubtful this week with a groin injury. Reevaluate after that.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2013
The Raiders took a gamble by drafting Hayden in the first round of this year’s draft after he almost died during a University of Houston football practice last season after colliding with a teammate.
Hayden had to undergo offseason surgery to deal with a complication that occurred due to the life-saving surgery he underwent last year.