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Raiders week 12 snap counts: DJ Hayden benched, barely sees field on defense

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A major questions when TJ Carrie returned to cornerback was which cornerback would be benched or at least move to nickel corner. For Carrie's first two games back, it was he and DJ Hayden who started, with David Amerson moving to nickel. The Raiders discovered after two weeks of that, Amerson deserved the start. But it doesn't end there.

Not only was Hayden benched in favor of Amerson, he was pretty much benched altogether. Hayden wasn't even the nickel corner, that was Neiko Thorpe who played 32 snaps (52%). Hayden saw just 5 snaps (8%) in the game which was the fewest of the cornerbacks to saw any time on defense.

The starters were Carrie, who saw 61 snaps (98%) and Amerson who saw 59 snaps (95%).

Following the game, Jack Del Rio insisted the playing time of the corners had more to do with Amerson earning than Hayden losing the job. Though his drop from starter to barely seeing the field could suggest perhaps it was a combination of the two. Afteral, Amerson's six passes defended in the game matches Hayden's entire season total.

Hayden actually saw more snaps (6) on special teams. His lone stat was a holding penalty on a punt return.

Here are all the Raiders' snap counts:

Off. Def. ST
Pos Num Pct Num Pct Num Pct
Donald Penn T 71 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Gabe Jackson G 71 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Tony Bergstrom C 71 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Austin Howard T 71 100% 0 0% 4 15%
J'Marcus Webb G 71 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Derek Carr QB 70 99% 0 0% 0 0%
Amari Cooper WR 66 93% 0 0% 0 0%
Latavius Murray RB 52 73% 0 0% 0 0%
Michael Crabtree WR 49 69% 0 0% 0 0%
Lee Smith TE 41 58% 0 0% 4 15%
Clive Walford TE 41 58% 0 0% 0 0%
Seth Roberts WR 32 45% 0 0% 0 0%
Mychal Rivera TE 24 34% 0 0% 12 46%
Andre Holmes WR 20 28% 0 0% 14 54%
Marcel Reece FB 16 23% 0 0% 4 15%
Jamize Olawale FB 12 17% 0 0% 19 73%
Jon Feliciano G 4 6% 0 0% 0 0%
Roy Helu RB 2 3% 0 0% 7 27%
Matt McGloin QB 1 1% 0 0% 0 0%
Malcolm Smith LB 0 0% 62 100% 0 0%
Travis Carrie CB 0 0% 61 98% 1 4%
Charles Woodson FS 0 0% 61 98% 0 0%
David Amerson CB 0 0% 59 95% 0 0%
Khalil Mack DE 0 0% 58 94% 3 12%
Mario Edwards DE 0 0% 55 89% 3 12%
Nate Allen SS 0 0% 52 84% 3 12%
Denico Autry DT 0 0% 46 74% 3 12%
Benson Mayowa DE 0 0% 35 56% 9 35%
Neiko Thorpe CB 0 0% 32 52% 18 69%
Dan Williams DT 0 0% 32 52% 3 12%
Curtis Lofton LB 0 0% 31 50% 3 12%
Justin Ellis NT 0 0% 29 47% 0 0%
Taylor Mays FS 0 0% 22 35% 14 54%
Stacy McGee NT 0 0% 16 26% 3 12%
Shelby Harris DE 0 0% 12 19% 6 23%
Ben Heeney LB 0 0% 11 18% 13 50%
D.J. Hayden CB 0 0% 5 8% 6 23%
Larry Asante FS 0 0% 3 5% 22 85%
Lorenzo Alexander LB 0 0% 0 0% 22 85%
Korey Toomer LB 0 0% 0 0% 18 69%
Jeremy Ross WR 0 0% 0 0% 11 42%
Dexter McDonald CB 0 0% 0 0% 11 42%
Sebastian Janikowski K 0 0% 0 0% 9 35%
Jon Condo LS 0 0% 0 0% 8 31%
Marquette King P 0 0% 0 0% 8 31%
Matt McCants T 0 0% 0 0% 4 15%