ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Since being selected with the 12th overall pick in the draft, Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden has become a bit of a national celebrity due to the story of his near-fatal injury six months ago.
As much as he would prefer otherwise, the rookie gets questioned about it just about everywhere he goes.
At least now Hayden can find some relief on the field.
For the first time since tearing a blood vessel off of his heart following an on-field collision with a college teammate, Hayden is back in helmet and pads while participating in Oakland's three-day rookie mini-camp.
The former Houston standout had his moments Saturday. Hayden whiffed attempting to jam a wide receiver near the line of scrimmage but recovered quickly to break the pass up.

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