Coach Dennis Allen confirmed Saturday that the Raiders' first-round draft pick was cleared to ramp up his workload, as expected. Hayden underwent an unexpected procedure to remove scar tissue from his abdominal area during the offseason. He has practiced in training camp while wearing a red non-contact jersey.
"Obviously, nobody knows how he's going to respond when that happens," Allen said, per The Associated Press. "He's been very good as far as practice has been concerned."