Defensive back Kelvin Hayden has reached a contract agreement with the Indianapolis Colts, the club announced today.
Hayden, 6-0, 195, has started 27 of 57 games since joining the Colts as a second-round draft choice in 2005. Hayden has totaled 229 tackles, 159 solo, 27 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered and six interceptions for one touchdown during his career. Hayden opened 10 games in 2008, totaling 62 tackles and three interceptions. He had an 85-yard scoring return against Cincinnati on December 7. Hayden has started two of seven career playoff appearances, and he is remembered for the 56-yard scoring interception return in the fourth quarter against Chicago to provide the final points in the Colts' 29-17 victory in Super Bowl XLI.
"I did not want to go anywhere else, and I am excited it has ended this way," said Hayden. "I started my career here, and, hopefully, I can finish here. It is going down that path right now. I want to finish where I started. I am excited and want to be around the guys I have played with here. I have grown a bond, a four-year bond, and I am happy this will continue. I think I still have room for improvement, and I could not be with a better organization. The organization is committed to winning, and it shows on the field. That's why I want to be a part of it."