On Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Bears announced the signing of cornerback Kelvin Hayden to a one-year contract. The seven year veteran -- and University of Illinois alumnus -- was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.
The 6-foot, 195-pounder spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Colts (2005-10) and Falcons (2011). Appearing in 85 games with 47 starts, he recorded 312 tackles, 11 interceptions, 41 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 25 special teams stops.
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In eight games with Atlanta in 2011, Hayden had 24 tackles and picked off two passes.
Terms of Hayden's deal with Chicago have not been disclosed.
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