Posted February 18, 2013 on chi.scout.com
PLAYERS: Kelvin Hayden
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Should the Chicago Bears re-sign cornerback Kelvin Hayden, who served as the club’s nickelback for much of 2012, or let the seven-year veteran walk in free agency?
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