After being out for about a week with a hamstring strain, Raiders first round rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has returned to practice. He came up lame in drills early in practice on August 5 and was holding his left hamstring. The trainers worked on him for a couple minutes and was back up on running it off. Then a few minutes later, he joined his teammates in team sessions.
He missed the rest of the practices last week as well as the first practice of this week. He returned today but was still wearing the red non-contact jersey which means he has yet to be cleared by doctors for full contact from his May surgery to remove scar tissue from his abdomen. Despite practicing, he will not play in any preseason games until he is cleared by doctors and can remove the red jersey.
Also returning to practice is fellow rookie, Sio Moore. The team's third round pick did not practice Sunday with an undisclosed incjury. It is the third time he has been banged up this camp and yet he has missed a total of two days of practice. He came up lame in practice Wednesday of last week but played in the game with no ill-effects.
Second round pick, Menelik Watson is still out. He has been injured all camp. He returned briefly Wednesday of last week but re-aggravated his calf injury and left practice after just ten minutes in position drills.