Kelvin Hayden has slowly laid claim to the staring nickelback position in Chicago, a role in which…
Next man up: Kelvin Hayden
Chicago Bears cornerback Kelvin Hayden has started 47 games in his career. In place of Tim Jennings, who won't play due to a shoulder injury sustained last week, Hayden will make his 48th start this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. It's familiar territory for a player that sealed Super Bowl XLI for the Indianapolis Colts with a pick-six of Bears quarterback Rex Grossman. "[Hayden] has done it in this league. He's a veteran corner," said coordinator Rod Marinelli. "And it's not a new system for him. It's the same system he's been brought up in. Tim and him played together in Indy and they know it. And I've got a lot of confidence in him." Hayden was signed to a one-year deal this offseason, with the expectation that his experience playing in Tampa-2 systems would allow him to be the primary backup...
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