Kelvin Hayden expected to explore options in free agency

AP

The Chicago Bears were already planning on moving on from defensive back D.J. Moore, but they may have to find a replacement for Kelvin Hayden as well.

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com, Hayden is expected to explore his options when free agency begins next Tuesday.

Hayden passed Moore on the depth chart and became the Bears primary nickel cornerback in addition to serving as backup to Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman last season. He started two games and made 37 tackles with an interception and five passes defensed last season for the Bears.

With Zach Bowman also scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent, the Bears could end up seeing many new faces in their secondary next season behind Jennings and Tillman.