Bears agree to terms with Kelvin Hayden

CB Kelvin Hayden (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty)

The Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Kelvin Hayden to a one-year contract. Hayden will resume his duties as the club's nickelback.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with CB Kelvin Hayden on a one-year contract.

The 6-0, 195-pound Hayden has started 49 of 101 games played for Indianapolis (2005-10), Atlanta (2011) and Chicago (2012) after entering the NFL as a second round pick (60th overall) of the Colts in the 2005 NFL Draft. He has totaled 345 tackles, 12 interceptions, three return touchdowns, 44 pass deflections, four forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries over his eight-year career.

In 2012, Hayden tied for the league lead with four opponent fumble recoveries. He started two of 16 games played for Chicago, recording 40 tackles (26 solo), one interception and three pass deflections. He was also credited with 3 special teams stops.


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