The Bears have opted not to sign free-agent cornerback Kelvin Hayden at this moment, according to various sources.
The former Colt attended training camp Monday and took a physical, however, it remains unsure if he passed the test. Hayden told the Chicago Tribune he was fully healed from the neck injury that placed him on injured reserve in January.
Head coach Lovie Smith revealed he actually wanted the Illinois product two years ago before Hayden re-upped with Indianapolis.
With Zackary Bowman, Tim Jennings and Joshua Moore competing for the team’s second starting corner spot, the Bears may feel they have enough quality depth in the secondary to bypass Hayden.
Also, you have to consider the job D.J. Moore (four interceptions in ’10) has done as the nickel back and we could see Corey Graham (prototype Cover-2 CB with size, strength) receive some time. Overall, it’s no big deal if the Bears defensive backfield stays as is.