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Top D.J. Hayden News

  • D.J. Hayden: Released by Washington

    Hayden was released by the Commanders on Friday.

    Hayden was with Jacksonville from 2018-2020, appearing in 30 games. However, he didn't make an NFL roster to start the 2021 campaign. He was signed to Washington's practice squad in December, but he appeared in just one game for the Commanders -- Week 16 against Dallas -- and played 11 total snaps (four defensive).

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  • D.J. Hayden: Signs with practice squad

    Hayden signed with Washington's practice squad Saturday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Hayden spent the last three seasons with Jacksonville, having appeared in 30 games. Washington is suffering numerous issues in its secondary, most notably to starting corner Kendall Fuller (illness), who is on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Hayden could be added to the active roster in time for Washington's game against the Eagles on Tuesday, depending on who will and won't be available.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Returns to injured reserve

    Hayden (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    The 30-year-old was activated from injured reserve Saturday after missing five game with a hamstring injury, and he played 57 defensive snaps Sunday before going down with the injury. Hayden isn't eligible to return from the shelf due to his previous stint on injured reserve this season, so he'll have to look toward the 2021 campaign as he's set to hit free agency.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Could miss multiple games

    Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that Hayden (knee) will miss "considerable time," Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    While it's not a clear timeline, it's safe to assume that Hayden won't play Week 12 against the Browns, and he could be placed on IR as well. It's yet another hit to the Jaguars' secondary that is already without rookie first-rounder CJ Henderson (groin) for at least two more games. Moving forward, Sidney Jones (Achilles) is in the mix to be the No. 1 cornerback along with Tre Herndon.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Leaves with knee injury

    Hayden exited Sunday's game against the Steelers with a knee injury.

    The 30-year-old was activated from injured reserve Saturday and was seeing his first game action since Week 4, but he suffered the knee injury during the second half. Hayden was labeled questionable to return and didn't return to the field in the closing stages of the fourth quarter with the Jaguars losing 27-3.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Back from injured reserve

    Hayden (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    The 30-year-old landed on injured reserve in early October with the hamstring issue, but he's back in time for Week 11. Hayden should play a significant role in the secondary, especially with CJ Henderson (groin) recently put on injured reserve.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Designated for return

    The Jaguars officially designated Hayden (hamstring) to return from injured reserve Thursday, John Reid reports.

    The transaction kicks off a 21-day window wherein the Jaguars can evaluate Hayden at practice without him counting against the 53-man roster. The veteran cornerback can be fully reinstated to the active roster at any point within that span, though a corresponding player would have to be cut.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Moved to injured reserve

    Hayden (hamstring) was placed on IR on Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

    Hayden will need to miss at least three weeks before being eligible to return from IR, so the soonest he could suit up again will be in Week 8 against the Chargers following Jacksonville's Week 7 bye. Chris Claybrooks or Sidney Jones are the likeliest candidates to take over Hayden's role as the nickel cornerback.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Trending in wrong direction

    Coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that he "doesn't feel good" about Hayden (hamstring) being able to play against the Texans on Sunday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

    Hayden was forced out of Sunday's 33-25 loss to the Bengals due to a hamstring injury, and it looks like he could have to miss Week 5 as well. CJ Henderson (shoulder) was also injured versus Cincinnati, so Jacksonville could have to suit up in Houston with a depleted secondary.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Nursing hamstring injury

    Hayden was removed from Sunday's game against the Bengals with a hamstring injury.

    Hayden had three tackles and a pass breakup before exiting the game during the second half with the hamstring issue. CJ Henderson (shoulder) left earlier in the contest, leaving Tre Herndon, Chris Claybrooks and Sidney Jones as the only healthy cornerbacks available.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Clears concussion protocol

    Hayden cleared the concussion protocol Monday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

    The 30-year-old exited late during Sunday's loss to the Titans to be evaluated for a concussion, but he cleared the league-mandated protocol. Hayden should continue to operate as Jacksonville's nickel corner heading into Thursday's matchup with Miami.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Enters concussion protocol

    Hayden left Sunday's game against Tennessee and is being evaluated for a concussion.

    It's unclear when Hayden sustained the knock, however, he'll now have to gain clearance from an independent NFL doctor before returning. As long as Hayden is sidelined, Chris Claybrooks and Sidney Jones are the only healthy depth options left at cornerback.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Taken off PUP list

    The Jaguars activated Hayden (knee) from the PUP list Tuesday morning.

    Hayden was placed on the list Saturday after Jaguars veterans reported to the team facility. There hasn't been any detail provided on his knee injury, but a short stint on the PUP list suggests it isn't too serious. The 30-year-old figures to reprise his role as Jacksonville's nickel corner, a job that translated to 41 tackles (32 solo), six pass defenses and two sacks in 15 games (10 starts) last year.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Placed on PUP list

    Hayden (knee) was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list Saturday.

    Hayden operated as the Jags' starting nickel corner all of 2019, even after the trade of Jalen Ramsey freed up an outside spot. Assuming the 2013 first-round pick is able begin practicing shortly, he should be primed for a similar role in 2020.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Works as nickel cornerback in 2019

    Hayden recorded 41 tackles (32 solo), two sacks, six pass breakups and a forced fumble in 15 games this season.

    The 29-year-old began the season operating as Jacksonville's nickel cornerback, and despite the departure of Jalen Ramsey, he remained in that role for all year. He started eight games in the nickel while Tre Herndon took over outside duties from Ramsey. Hayden is entering the final year of his contract in 2020, but the Jaguars could save $6 million in cap space if they opt to release him.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Ready to roll

    Hayden (neck) is absent from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Chargers.

    Hayden exited last week's loss to the Buccaneers with a neck injury and was subsequently limited at Wednesday and Thursday's practices. However, he logged a full workload Friday and has been cleared to take on his usual role in Week 14.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Exits with neck injury

    Hayden was forced out of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a neck injury, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' official site reports.

    Hayden recorded two tackles (one solo), a pass breakup and a fumble recovery before leaving the contest. The veteran corner has been solid in coverage this year, allowing 6.8 yards per target and zero touchdowns. Breon Borders and Brandon Watson are expected to be the main beneficiaries of Hayden's absence.

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HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 33
School: Houston
Experience: 9