Kelvin Hayden to return for 2014

Needing more depth at cornerback, the Bears re-signed Kelvin Hayden to a one-year contract on Friday.

Hayden, who will be 31 in July, missed all of 2013 because of a torn hamstring he suffered in training camp. In 2012, he played in every game with two starts for the Bears, recording 37 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception.

An Illinois grad from Hubbard High School in Chicago, Hayden played for the Colts from 2005-10 and spent the 2011 season with the Falcons. He has 46 career passes defensed and 12 interceptions.

According to Michael Wright of ESPN Chicago, Hayden’s contract is worth $840,000.

He joins Tim Jennings and Isaiah Frey as the cornerbacks under contract for 2014. Hayden can play nickel, but also the outside corner spot. With Charles Tillman and Zack Bowman 11 days away from free agency, Hayden brings another body to the cornerback position.

-Kevin Fishbain



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