Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Nov. 20, 2013
The Raiders announced on Wednesday that they have placed rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden on the injured-reserve list, thus ending his rookie-year short.
Hayden was selected 12th overall by Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders in April's 2013 NFL Draft and will showed promise during his eight games played this season. Hayden has been on the injury report the last two games with a groin injury. The young corner will finish his rookie year with 28 tackles, one interception and two passes defensed in eight games.
The Raiders also announced that they have activated second-year linebacker Miles Burris to the active roster. The decision comes 21 days after he started practicing after being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list with knee issues in training camp. The Raiders' deadline to make a decision on Burris was today, Wednesday.
Burris appeared in all 16 games (15 starts) last season for the Raiders and was a strong contributor to a struggling defense, tallying 138 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.
In other news, the Raiders also announced they have re-signed DL Brian Sanford to the roster as well as signing DT Ricky Lumpkin. Lumpkin played one game for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012 and was waived by them on Sept. 6 this year.