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Bears lose Kelvin Hayden for the year


Unlike multiple other NFL players, Bears cornerback Kelvin Hayden doesn’t have a torn ACL.  But he’ll still miss the 2013 season.

The Bears announced Wednesday that Hayden has a torn hamstring.

Hayden, who appeared in 16 games last season as the team’s nickel corner, re-signed a one-year deal in the offseason.  He entered the league with the Colts in 2005, spending six years in Indy following by one in Atlanta.

The injury happened during Saturday night’s intra-squad scrimmage.  Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Isaiah Frey will have the first chance to replace Hayden.

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25 Responses to “Bears lose Kelvin Hayden for the year”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 7, 2013 1:18 PM

    “Those torn hamstrings don’t linger, do they?”

    – Desmond Bishop

  2. indywilson40 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:19 PM

    Bob Sanders, Kelvin Hayden, Melvin Bullitt: all made of glass.

  3. rextraordinaire says: Aug 7, 2013 1:22 PM

    Chalk him up as one of the 20 or 30 guys in a contract year who won’t be a Bear next season.

    Seriously, it seems like half the players on the team is in their final year.

    Phil Emery ought to start practicing his “good luck wherever you go from here” speech

  4. mrhornitos says: Aug 7, 2013 1:23 PM


  5. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 7, 2013 1:24 PM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:25 PM

    man, i didnt know he was still playing in the league

  7. blacknole08 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:27 PM

    Wow seems like long ago that he had the game clinching INT return in SB 41.

  8. 11inthebox says: Aug 7, 2013 1:27 PM

    @ indywilson40 who says:

    Bob Sanders, Kelvin Hayden, Melvin Bullitt: all made of glass.
    And all really good football players.

  9. Indybear says: Aug 7, 2013 1:29 PM

    I don’t know about the “glass” statement; Hayden did a pretty good job at nickel last year and was having a pretty good camp. Tough to see all the injuries this year, regardless of team.

  10. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 7, 2013 1:31 PM

    NFC injuries seem to be piling up. ATL’s competition keeps getting softer and softer…

  11. profish13 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:34 PM

    What’s going on with these injuries? At this rate half the starters in the league will be out for the year before they play a regular season game.

  12. duce000 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:35 PM

    Not a big loss I would’ve kept d.j. Moore over him anyway but next man up.

  13. spr41 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:35 PM

    Frey has looked great so far talk of the camp after being on the practice squad last year. Hayden wasnt great he may have been replaced by Frey anyways even if he was healthy.

  14. wjarvis says: Aug 7, 2013 1:46 PM

    Well if Frey plays well, then the Bears will have at least 1 CB signed for next year. Tillman, Jennings, Boweman, and McMannis are all in contract years. I think it’s safe to say they won’t all be back and the Bears will probably take at least one CB in the first three rounds of next years draft.

  15. nfl4days says: Aug 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    Good job protecting the players god-dell.

  16. indywilson40 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:55 PM


    Bob Sanders was great. Calling Hayden and Bullitt REALLY good might be a stretch, maybe just good. But it doesn’t do a team any good when they are always on injured reserve.

  17. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Aug 7, 2013 2:20 PM

    If the Bears had to sacrifice one lamb to the ACL-Achille’s Tear gods, it might as well be him.

    Bowman and Frey will compete for that nickle now.

    Hester played some CB too. He’s rightfully out of the WR line up (good job Angelo-Lovie), so might as well make him earn his pay.

  18. ososrule says: Aug 7, 2013 2:25 PM

    Isaiah Frey will have the first chance to replace Hayden.

    This isn’t a bad thing, Frey looks solid!

  19. elimanningup says: Aug 7, 2013 2:32 PM

    This is great for the Giants!!!

    I’ll take any help we can get.

    Keep ’em comin’ baby!!

  20. indywilson40 says: Aug 7, 2013 3:26 PM

    I think missing 42 games in the last 6 seasons qualifies him as being made of glass.

  21. almighty1 says: Aug 7, 2013 3:31 PM

    Ouch! Been there. NOT fun.

  22. larryboodry says: Aug 7, 2013 7:04 PM

    Hate to see that, hope Frey can step up and claim the spot moving forward.

  23. moeman79 says: Aug 7, 2013 7:17 PM

    Thanks to Phil Emery we now have a couple players who can replace him, unlike the JA years. Depth is important.

  24. chi01town says: Aug 7, 2013 7:41 PM

    slow it down Trestman. Chicago can win 13 or 14 games this season if Trestman can keep the players on the field. Family night in soldier field
    was a good showing Cutler looked ready for a unstopable season. O -line looked real good. two big plays to Alshon Jeffery. The Bears looked ready on offense and defense. Hester flashed his old self with a return for a touchdown too

  25. respectgsh says: Aug 9, 2013 1:24 PM

    I’m actually more concerned about the 6th DB. If anyone gets hurt or whenever they go to dime. Bowman is a tantalizing talent but he is more injury prone than Jim McMahon, today. Conte and Harden are injury prone and Peanut is 32. Perhaps someone will get cut due to salary reasons or abundance of talent on another squad.

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