Posted April 05, 2012 on
Bears GM Phil Emery is preparing for a future without defensive tackle Amobi Okoye. We also provide injury updates for Brian Urlacher, Gabe Carimi and Johnny Knox, and more.

Bears may now look to draft a DT

Yesterday during a conference call with season ticket holders Bears GM Phil Emery said that it seems unlikely the Bears will be bringing back DT Amobi Okoye.  Regarding the Bears attempts to re-sign Okoye Emery stated "Right now, Amobi is trying to decide which direction he is going," Emery said. "We've had conversations with him. So far, we have not been able...

Bears appear OK with current O-line

Chicago has struggled up front for a few years now yet Bears brass isn't in a hurry to make changes. We also discuss the Bears' backup QB situation, the preseasons schedule, Devin Thomas and more.

Bears add depth with cornerback signings

The Chicago Bears continued their active offseason by signing a pair of cornerbacks to address a shaky defenisve backfield. The Bears agreed to terms with former University of Illinois and Indianapolis Colt Kelvin Hayden and former New England  draftee Jonathan Wilhite, most recently in Denver. The 6-0, 195-pound Hayden has appeared in 85 contests with 47 starts over seven seasons [...]

Broncos Will Face Cutler, Marshall in Preseason

The Denver Broncos initial preseason schedule has been released, and there are some notable games to look forward to. Cutler and Marshall will return to Denver this preseason. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Week 1 (August 9-12):  @ Chicago Bears (date/time TBA) Week 2 (August 16-20th):  vs. Seattle Seahawks (date/time TBA) Week 3 (Sunday, August 26th): vs. San Francisco...

Kelvin Hayden Returns Home To Chicago, Reunites With Tim Jennings, Lovie Smith

Photo via Kelvin Hayden, a former second-round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft, has now signed with the Chicago Bears. The 6-0, 195-pound cornerback out of Illinois spent his first six seasons in the league with his original team, the Indianapolis Colts, where he started 46 games (appeared in 77 games) and collected 298 tackles, nine interceptions, four forced fumbles...

Bears sign CB Kelvin Hayden

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Kelvin Hayden to a one-year deal. Hayden recorded 24 tackles and 2 interceptions in eight games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2011. It’s believed that Hayden signed for the league minimum of $825,000.

Chicago Bears sign former Indy Colts DB Kelvin Hayden

If you can’t beat them, sign them. At the end of the 2006 NFL season, the Chicago Bears lost to the Indianapolis Colts. The play that sealed their fate in the Miami rain and mud that February evening was a pick-six by cornerback Kelvin Hayden. The 56 yard return was the first career interception for Hayden. He’s not the same player today that we was then, but he will provide...

Bears Draft Options: DT (Rounds 1-3)

The Bears will have to look to the upcoming draft to find a replacement for Amobi Okoye, who won’t be returning next year. We break down the early round under tackle prospects in this class.

The Bears Den: April 06, 2012

Emery gives his take on recent additions - ...and then goes off to add... Bears sign CBs Kelvin Hayden, Jonathan Wilhite - "Securing two cornerbacks seems to indicate the Bears will target a defensive end with the 19th overall pick" (what about OL?)... "team still has plans to add a safety either via free agency or through the draft". Signings, character issues...
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