Geno Hayes Provides Depth To An Aging Linebacker Core

The Bears inked veteran linebacker Geno Hayes to a one-year deal on Thursday, first reported by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Hayes came into the league in 2008 with the Bucs as a sixth-round pick out of Florida State.
He played in 56 games, making 42 starts in four seasons in Tampa Bay. He racked up 334 tackles, 7.0 sacks, four interceptions and four forced fumbles during that time.
The soon to be 25-year-old linebacker made 64 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles last season.
He was brought to Halas Hall yesterday along with Rocky McIntosh, Zac Diles, Bryan Kehl and Gerris Wilkinson for a workout.
The Bears chose to go with Hayes because he has spent all of his NFL career playing in the Cover-2 defensive scheme.
Hayes will likely backup Lance Briggs on the weak-side, but could get an opportunity to compete for the strong-side job with Nick Roach.
With Urlacher, Briggs and Roach the likely starters

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