The Bears Beat (04.05.12): Bears sign veteran CB Hayden

April 5th, 2012 - 5:53 pm

The Bears agreed to a one-year deal with veteran cornerback Kelvin Hayden, a long-time member of the Colts who is familiar with Lovie Smith’s Cover-2 defense. Also, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye is receiving strong interest from several teams and is not likely to return to the Bears. And what will the loss of Anthony Adams and potentially Okoye do to the Bears draft strategy?

Bears Sign Kelvin Hayden
Thu Apr 5 17:15:07 2012
Bears signed Kelvin Hayden today, to boost secondary depth. It’s a one-year deal. From ChicagoBears.com: The …

Bears Boost Secondary With Signing Of Veteran CB Hayden
Thu Apr 5 17:04:22 2012
The Bears added Chicago native Kelvin Hayden to the mix today. The move strengthens the secondary. Hayden was brought in for a …

Cornerback Kelvin Hayden signs with Bears (Yahoo! Sports)
Thu Apr 5 16:45:11 2012
Veteran cornerback Kelvin Hayden has signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reported. …

Bears may now look to draft a DT
Thu Apr 5 16:42:49 2012
Yesterday during a conference call with season ticket holders Bears GM Phil Emery said that it seems unlikely the Bears will be …

Bears sign Hayden to boost depth in secondary
Thu Apr 5 16:32:00 2012
Kelvin Hayden would have been the Chicago Bears’ top free-agent target a few years ago had he not re-signed with the …

Kelvin Hayden agrees to terms with Bears
Thu Apr 5 16:15:50 2012
Kelvin Hayden is heading to Chicago. Hayden, a free agent cornerback who spent last season with the Falcons, has agreed to a …

Bears agree to deal with CB Hayden
Thu Apr 5 15:34:48 2012
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with cornerback Kelvin Hayden, the club announced on …

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Thu Apr 5 15:25:22 2012
Is it possible the Bears could go into the 2012 season without making significant personnel improvements to an offensive line …

How free agency affected Super Bowl odds (The National Football Post)
Thu Apr 5 15:01:10 2012
It’s hard to forget the public’s reaction to the Philadelphia Eagles’ free agent spending…

Official WCG Mock Draft – Pick #29: Baltimore Ravens
Thu Apr 5 15:00:35 2012
What are the odds of the Ravens and Bears swinging a draft day deal? Anyway, next up in our mock picking for Baltimore is …

Goodell hears appeals of Saints’ trio
Thu Apr 5 14:47:00 2012
Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt all visited NFL headquarters Thursday to appeal their suspensions.

Notebook: Okoye unlikely to return
Thu Apr 5 14:32:00 2012
Bears GM Phil Emery is preparing for a future without defensive tackle Amobi Okoye. We also provide injury updates for Brian …

Bears add Hayden to mix at cornerback
Thu Apr 5 13:42:00 2012
The Bears on Thursday agreed to terms with cornerback Kelvin Hayden on a one-year contract.

Emery gives his take on recent additions
Thu Apr 5 13:26:00 2012
During a conference call with Bears season ticket holders Wednesday night, general manager Phil Emery offered his take on the …

Mocking the Mocks: Who they think the Bears will take
Thu Apr 5 13:00:30 2012
The Chicago Bears have been fairly active in free agency, and they’ve put themselves in a position to draft from …

Notebook: Okoye unlikely to return
Thu Apr 5 11:39:30 2012

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Thu Apr 5 11:25:18 2012
TEAM NEEDS 1. Offensive line: Every position on the line could be upgraded with the exception of right tackle, which should be …

NOTES, QUOTES
Thu Apr 5 11:25:09 2012
–Were it not for last season’s five-game losing streak that coincided with quarterback Jay Cutler’s season-ending wrist …

Amobi Okoye likely finished with Bears
Thu Apr 5 08:51:41 2012
Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has drawn a fair amount of interest in free agency and that means he’s unlikely to return to …

Audio reveals Saints targeted son of Sox GM Williams, other 49ers
Thu Apr 5 08:50:00 2012
YahooSports.com reports: Before their NFC playoff game last season, Gregg Williams told the Saints’ defense to target several …

Bears: Carimi on track, Knox still out
Thu Apr 5 08:40:37 2012
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery provided updates Wednesday on the potential return of injured offensive tackle Gabe …

Emery eager to get Carimi back on field
Thu Apr 5 07:04:54 2012

Bears GM Phil Emery Says Okoye “Going in Different Direction”
Thu Apr 5 06:00:44 2012
Sep 11, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye (91) celebrates his sack of Atlanta Falcons …

Bear Goggles On Reader’s Mock Draft: St. Louis Rams are On the Clock
Thu Apr 5 05:25:10 2012
Next up in our Reader’s Mock Draft, the St. Louis Rams are on the clock.  They’ve already parlayed the #2 overall …

Cornerback Kelvin Hayden signs with Bears
Thu Apr 5 04:04:08 2012

Strategy And Personnel
Thu Apr 5 03:04:35 2012

Bears’ preseason plums: Peyton Manning, RG3
Thu Apr 5 02:21:31 2012
The NFL exhibition season rarely, if ever, is worth …

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