The Oakland Raiders had a hellish season in 2013 in many ways, but most of all when it came to injuries. The team could not stay healthy and a serious lack of depth resulted in poor play across the board. So as the team prepares to enter training camp for the 2014 season, one can understand how frustrating it must be knowing that D.J. Hayden is still nursing an injury and may not get a full training camp.
The Raiders were banking on Hayden having a bounce back sophomore campaign after struggling with injuries and adjusting to the NFL game as a rookie. Now that he is once again having injury issues, the coaches need to start seriously considering who would fill in for Hayden if he has to miss significant time during the season. Clearly it’s too early to make the final decision but the coaches will certainly have that in the back of their minds as they begin training camp on Friday.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the guys who could potentially replace Hayden as a starting corner opposite Tarell Brown if things go bad for Hayden.