Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/14/14

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 15: Geno Hayes #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on August 15, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Buccaneers 27-20. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears added some linebacker depth on Thursday. The Bears agreed to a one-year contract with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Geno Hayes. Hayes, a Florida State University product, was not retained by the Buccaneers after a poor performance in the 2011 season, eventually being benched towards the end of the Buccaneers dismal 2011 season. Hayes was signed to provide depth for the Chicago linebacking corps and could wind up competing for a starting job on the outside with Nick Roach. Hayes was drafted by the Buccaneers and he was thought at the time to be the future replacement for future Hall of Fame LB Derrick Brooks. Throughout his career, Hayes made some splash plays but was unable to play on a consistent basis, failing to live up to the expectations which surrounded him. Hayes, 24, played four seasons with the Buccaneers and appeared in 47 games in the last three seasons, making 42 starts. He recorded 257 tackles, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and scored a touchdown d...
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