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Raiders notes: Hayden sidelined with groin strain

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 5:55 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Rookie cornerback DJ Hayden missed practice Thursday with a groin strain and is no lock to play for the Raiders against the New York Giants.

Allen said Hayden was injured during Wednesday’s practice but he didn’t find out about until after he was done talking with the media.

“We’ll have to evaluate him and see how he’s doing and see how quickly that thing responds,’’ Allen said.

The Raiders play the Giants Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Hayden said Wednesday he was looking forward to getting back on the field after giving up three passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns in coverage in a 49-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Raiders’ nickel cornerback, Hayden plays on the outside with Tracy Porter moving into the slot when opponents use three receivers. The Giants have three wide receiver sets featuring Hakeen Nicks, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.

If Hayden can’t play, Phillip Adams will be the nickel corner. Adams has two interceptions for the Raiders last season when pressed into action because of injuries.

“We’ve got all the confidence in the world in P.A.,’’ Allen said. “When he came in last year and had an opportunity to play, he played real well. That’ bee an easy transition for us.’’

– Running back Rashad Jennings is uninterested in re-living his first 100-yard game since 2010 given the end result.

Jennings subbed for Darren McFadden in the second quarter and had positive yardage on each of his 15 carries, finishing with 102 yards. He’ll likely be the feature back against the Giants as McFadden missed his second day of practice with a hamstring strain.

“It felt like it was supposed to,’’ Jennings said. “Like I always tell you guys _ you’re called to duty, you go make plays. Regardless of that, the outcome was we lost. (We) didn’t do enough. However you slice it or dice it, we go out there to play games to win.’’

Jennings has remained consistent with that theme since he arrived at training camp. He repeated it during a community outing Tuesday to students.

“One thing I left them was, when I was in high school, I always kept a quote, `When opportunity presents itself, it’s too late to prepare for it,’ ‘’ Jennings said. “So every day, be prepared to be that guy.’’
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor said“We saw Rashad make a lot of guys miss and run over a lot of guys,’’ Jennings said. “We’er definitely going to miss Darren because he may miss the game, but I have a lot of trust in Jennings and I believe he can get the job done.’’

Jennings has been a mainstay on special teams, blocking a pair of punts as well as recovering an onside kick to seal the win over Pittsburgh.

– Getting the ball Marcel Reece has been a weekly topic, with everyone from general manager Reggie McKenzie to Allen to offensive coordinator Greg Olson at one time or another conceding their Pro Bowl fullback has been underutilized.

Through eight games, Pryor 13 carries for 57 yards and 12 receptions for 108 yards _ 25 touches for 165 yards and one touchdown.

Last season, Reece had 59 carries for 271yards and 52 receptions for 496 yards on 16 games. _ more than double the work load on a per game basis.

Pryor said part of the reason is opponents are guarding Reece with a cornerback.

“A corner on Marcel, not to say he can’t do it, but it’s very tough,’’ Pryor said. “Marcel is a great match-up versus a linebaqcker or a safety and we’re not really getting a lot of those looks.’’

– Aside from Hayden and McFadden, those who didn’t practice Thursday were wide receiver Juron Criner (shoulder), safety Tyvon Branch (ankle), linebacker Kaluka Maiava (ribs), tackle Matt McCants (toe), and tackle Tony Pashos (hip).

Sebastian Janikowski (ribs) was limited, got in some kicking and will play. Guard-center Andre Gurode (knee) was limited and Allen isn’t sure if he’ll reclaim his left guard spot from Lucas Nix.

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  • R8erEduc8er

    True

  • rifflicks

    IF a person knew any American History at all ….they’d Know what the Original Tea Party at Boston Harbor was about, and as such Know why the present day Tea Party movement chose the name….their only agenda is Limited Centralized Government, and Taxation…everything else is the Liberal spin to slander and besmirch them.

  • Just Fire Baby

    ABQ mayor is a tea party guy (just reelected in a blue demographic of one of the poorest big cities in the country).
    While I am sure he is a Christian, doesn’t act or run the city like it. Let the late term abortion subject go to a public vote, and pushed for people to go out and vote on it. Never really expressed his view on it.

  • rifflicks

    why do I suspect you’re trying to change the subject to avoid the fact that you have no idea what you’re talking about

  • eastoaklandraider

    You were bullied a lot as a kid, I understand now talking schit from a computer makes you feel tough, lol. Punk.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    So they’re not anti-abortion? They’re not pro-Israeli intervention? They’re not in favor of increasing the defense budget?

  • rifflicks

    as stupidity roll off of yours

  • RediaR

    only if he has a gun though

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Rifflicks is MistaBrown.

  • rifflicks

    nice try Fool…I aint playing

  • rifflicks

    I would suggest you email Steve or Jerry and find out

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Stanford’ s Murphy or South Carolina State’s Clowney, would be an excellent first round draft pick for the Raiders.

  • 10centsworth

    I understand you are busy, hijacking others conversations, but eight minutes to come up with that? Indicative. Again…clever retort.

  • Raideraholic

    I called out of work today, I told them I had a “Groin strain”.

  • rifflicks

    FIND and Post ONE link from a speech at an official Tea Party rally that proves your point….Good LUCK

  • eastoaklandraider

    Stop lying I saw you playing booty bandits in the Castro district.

  • rifflicks

    I know this would be hard for you to understand but a candidate backed by the Tea Party who campaigns on social Issues is not representing the Platform of the Tea Party.

  • rifflicks

    quit tugging on it so much

  • willy91137

    the Raiders have eight games left how many games will the Raiders win out of them eight I say if our line played don’t get better we will lose eight

  • Raider O

    I like Barr too.

  • Breaking_Black

    You guys see our guy in the game last night?

    Not Mariota, but David Shaw.

  • RediaR

    Well, their religious texts command they do horrible things so I would rather they only pretend to follow to them.

  • Raider O

    Our 1st round pick should be:
    Barr
    Clowney
    Mike Evans
    Sammy Watkins
    Or Murphy if we were in the teens.

  • willy91137

    First-round pick should be a quarterback

  • willy91137

    can we beat the Giants may be at home we could but not on the road

  • Raider O

    We are not drafting a QB in the 1st. They will give TP weapons and another season as long as he continues to improve.

  • RediaR

    “Continues” is questionable word choice at this point.

  • RediaR

    The Raiders can beat the Giants. Losing to Philly doesn’t change that.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Here’s hoping to AL loses to LSU the more confusion the better.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    So they openly support and give money to someone whose positions they disagree with. Got it.

  • willy91137

    I hope you’re right brother

  • willy91137

    And doesn’t change our offense of line either

  • Charlie

    O

    You are not going to find more explosive, fast and athletic skill guys than Ford, TP or Dmac. How do they look when they have no blocking to work with?
    Also hard to find DB’s that can cover for five seconds.
    We have a massive need for a defensive lineman (NOT the dreaded 240 pound edge rusher) and an Olineman.
    Our best lineman have all been taken in the first three rounds and we will do the same in April 2014.
    Glaringly obvious.
    I agree we need a WR as well. Round 2 or three.

  • RediaR

    I still think that for a team that has no QB, using a mid round pick to throw a dart at the QB board isn’t wasteful even if it quickly doesn’t work out. He!! if it is going to not work out, the quicker the better.

  • willy91137

    We need the front seven that is really good we got some good pieces already but we deftly need more

  • eastoaklandraider

    David Shaw knows how to build a team I don’t know if he could do it here but it would be worth a shot.

  • CJ Legend 34

    By the way I think your full of it. I just listened to this latest clip from XM before the Indy game and he Gannon is giving TP his props and saying he gave the team a spark and a chance to get time and win games. Show me where his was highly critical of TP? Where he says he’s not a good talent and just needs reps?
    http://soundcloud.com/siriusxmsports/rich-gannon-host-of-siriusxm

  • Raideraholic

    I would say the New york game is winnable, but then I remembered the Giants have Brandon Meyers. So forget that.

  • willy91137

    I will be very surprised if we win on Sunday

  • Just Fire Baby

    Ford and DMAC are garbage.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Yeah Riff! You posted, Gannon was critical or Pryor the other day and he could not read a defense and he was just dumb. I am not hearing that on this clip! That was before the Indy game, so what’s up?

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    of course we’re going to win on Sunday… McFadden & Hayden aren’t playing !!

  • Raideraholic

    are they garbage? or are they Hot garbage?

  • RediaR

    Those players aren’t good at football. Well, Pryor is a decent runner.

  • willy91137

    Wrong

  • RediaR

    Depends if their injury calls for heat or cold.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Everybody here would be screaming for his head the first time he lost two straight.

  • Raideraholic

    lol

  • RediaR

    And a pass rusher is distinctly the weakness of the d-line.

  • Breaking_Black

    He loves the Raider organization, already has a relationship with Tarver (possible continuity), and last night I saw that he takes over playcalling in the redzone. (he actually takes control of something other than timeouts during a game)