Category Archives: D.J. Hayden

Final count: 12 first-round picks from ’13 have fifth-year options declined

The decisions are in, and 12 first-round picks from 2013 did not have their fifth-year contract options picked up by the teams that drafted them. The deadline for such decisions was Monday. Some were of the last-minute variety, though it’s possible some teams just held off on announcements until Monday. PFT tracked them all here.…

Defense sparks Raiders to big early lead

The Raiders intercepted Philip Rivers on the first drive and again early in the second quarter. The first was returned to the Chargers’ 2-yard line by Malcolm Smith, setting up a Latavius Murray touchdown and an early 7-0 lead. It’s now 20-3 with 9:28 left in the second quarter after D.J. Hayden picked off Rivers…