CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09: Kelvin Hayden #24 of the Chicago Bears smiles as he leaves the field after recovering a fumble against the Indianapolis Colts during their 2012 NFL season opener at Soldier Field on September 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Colts 41-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Kelvin Hayden was valuable as a back-up cornerback in 2012, but he won't be able to help the Bears this season. The team announced today he is out for the season with a torn hamstring that will require surgery.
He sustained the injury during training camp. Hayden had an interception and five broken up passes in 2012. Isaiah Frey has been impressive in training camp and will likely take Hayden's place on the depth chart. Frey was drafted by the Bears in 2012, and had an interception at Tuesday's practice.
An injury bug has swept the league during the first few weeks of training camp. On Tuesday, three players went down with torn ACLs. The Bears have felt some bumps and bruises, but Hayden's injury is the biggest one they have faced. Earl Bennett suffered a concussion from a hit a Saturday's practice, and will miss Friday's pre-season opener.