The third one-year deal announced in the last two days. The cornerback missed all of last season, but was productive in 2012. Health will be a major factor as to whether he will be on the roster in September.

Kelvin Hayden came to the Bears in 2012 after a long stint in Indianapolis and a short stint in Atlanta. Hayden played in 16 games in 2012, but tore his hamstring at the annual Soldier Field training camp practice. In 2012 Hayden logged one INT for 39 yards, and 5 pass defenses. He also recovered four fumbles for 15 yards, and had 24 tackles.

Hayden's re-signing adds some known depth to a position that still has a lot of question marks for the Bears this offseason. He allows the team to have an experienced person who can play outside in a needed situation, and also plays well at the nickel position.

Coming back from the torn hamstring will be tough, though. It's an injury that was originally given a 6-8 month recovery window, and we're just getting to the 6 month part now. Locking Hayden up now ensures the known commodity is here, but will likely have a small bonus and several incentives. This is the kind of move that allows the Bears to still look for additional starters/depth in the draft or free agency, while making sure there's someone at least semi-competent already on the roster.