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Hayden's comfort level growing

Kelvin Hayden has slowly laid claim to the staring nickelback position in Chicago, a role in which he has little experience, having only played nickel for half a season in Atlanta last year.

Chicago Bears cornerback D.J. Moore has been a solid presence as the club's starting nickelback the past two seasons. Yet a bigger, physical, more-seasoned player in Kelvin Hayden has been stealing Moore's slot snaps. Hayden's reps on defense as the team's third cornerback have gradually increased over the past month. And against the Tennessee Titans last week, he played almost double the snaps... Recommended Stories

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