Bears add Jonathan Wilhite to cornerback mix

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Playing Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford four times a year means you need a lot of guys in pass coverage and the Bears are doing their best to get them.

As we told you on Thursday, the Bears signed free agent cornerback Kelvin Hayden to a one-year contract. They weren’t done, though, and the team announced they have also agreed to terms with Jonathan Wilhite.

Wilhite spent the 2011 season with the Broncos, although he played more on special teams than in the secondary over the second half of the season. He played 15 games overall, starting twice, and had 28 tackles and an interception. Wilhite entered the league as a fourth round pick of the Patriots in 2008 and played 39 games for them over three years before being waived at the end of training camp in 2011.

Wilhite and Hayden will likely fight for time in sub packages for the Bears, who also have Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings and D.J. Moore at corner. They replace Corey Graham and Zack Bowman, who left for Baltimore and Minnesota, respectively, as free agents.