Bears worked out three defensive backs, including DJ Hayden

By Alyssa Barbieri

The Chicago Bears have questions on defense following Sunday night’s 34-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, especially in the secondary.

And it showed in how the Bears worked out three defensive backs on Tuesday, including DJ Hayden, Lafayette Pitts and Kevon Seymour, according to the transaction wire.

The most prominent name on the list is Hayden, a former first-round pick 2013, who has been a solid slot corner, which is exactly what the Bears are looking for following Marqui Christian’s struggles against the Rams.

Hayden spent his first four seasons with the Raiders, where he totaled 174 tackles and 26 pass breakups in 45 games. Hayden spent the previous three seasons with the Jaguars, where he totaled 103 tackles and 11 pass breakups in 30 games.

The Bears have concerns in the slot, where Christian got the starting nod against the Rams. He allowed five catches on six targets for 85 yards, two touchdowns. Duke Shelley, who was a surprise scratch in Week 1, figures to get a look in the slot against the Bengals.


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