ALAMEDA -- The rookie season of first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden is over following sports hernia surgery.

The Raiders placed Hayden on the injured reserve list Wednesday, meaning he will miss the last six games of the season. Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Hayden had surgery Tuesday.

Hayden, who has missed the last two games with a groin injury, was the 12th pick overall by general manager Reggie McKenzie but gained little traction in his rookie season following surgery to remove scar tissue from his abdomen in late May.

He finished his rookie season with one interception and played primarily as a nickel back in eight games.

Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback DJ Hayden stretches during the first day of training camp held in Napa, Calif., on Friday, July 26, 2013. (Dan Honda/Bay
Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback DJ Hayden stretches during the first day of training camp held in Napa, Calif., on Friday, July 26, 2013. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

Heading into the Raiders game against the New York Giants, Hayden missed practice with a groin injury and has been unavailable for comment. Before the injury, Hayden celebrated the one-year anniversary of his survival from a torn vena cava, a vein leading to his heart, in a practice at the University of Houston.

A controversial draft pick because of the injury, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Hayden would have been the club's choice at No. 3, a selection the Raiders originally held before the traded back to No. 12 to gain an additional pick.

The Raiders also announced that linebacker Miles Burris, a 15-game starter as a rookie last season, had been put on the 53-man roster. Burris had knee surgery last January that wasn't believed to be serious but spent the entire offseason rehabbing and did not practice until three weeks ago.


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Room was created on the roster Tuesday with the release of linebacker Martez Wilson.

The Raiders also brought defensive lineman Brian Sanford back to the 53 man roster -- he's been waived in each of the last three weeks and then brought back -- and added defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin to the practice squad.

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