Nov 18, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer (10) makes a reception in front of Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back DJ Hayden (25) during the fourth quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

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Jaguars designate CB Hayden for return from IR

The Jacksonville Jaguars cleared nickelback D.J. Hayden for return to practice on Thursday after a stay on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

The move opens a 21-day practice window for the team to activate the former first-round pick to the 53-man roster.

Hayden, 30, sustained the injury in the second half of the Jaguars’ Week 4 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Hayden had played in all four games (one start) to that point. The eight-year pro has 13 tackles and one pass defensed on the season.

It’s unclear if Hayden will be ready to play Sunday when the Jaguars (1-8) host the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hayden is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed with Jacksonville in 2018. He was drafted by the then-Oakland Raiders in the first round (No. 12 overall) of the 2013 draft.

He played in 45 games (25 starts) in four seasons with the Raiders before a one-year stint with the Detroit Lions in 2017.

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