NFL free agent tracker: Bears expected to re-sign Kelvin Hayden

USA TODAY Sports

Hayden primarily served as the nickel cornerback for the Bears in 2012.

The Chicago Bears are expected to retain the services of cornerback Kelvin Hayden, as Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that he is expected to re-sign with the team.

Hayden, 29, signed a one-year contract worth $825,000 with the Bears during the 2012 offseason and appeared in all 16 games for the team, making two starts. He primarily served as the team's nickel cornerback with Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings, anchoring a defense that finished with the third fewest points allowed in the league.

Before signing with the Bears, Hayden played one season with the Atlanta Falcons after leaving the Indianapolis Colts. A second-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Colts, Hayden played his first six NFL seasons in Indianapolis, where he made 46 career starts.

Hayden has recorded 12 career interceptions, including one in 2012 against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16, his only interception of the year.

More from SB Nation:

NFL mock draft: Finally, some clarity

Rodgers vs. Matthews: Which Packer gets his extension first?

This is how Percy Harvin will help the Seahawks

Elvis Dumervil signs with Ravens

Mile High Report: Doom's day has come and gone

NFL Mock Draft: SB Nation bloggers are on the clock

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.