Bears lose Kelvin Hayden for the year

AP

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.