Bear Report Audio: S Kevin Payne

The Chicago Bears were minus Charles Tillman and also Nathan Vasher in Week 7, but Kevin Payne and others stepped up against the Vikings. Bear Report caught up with Payne in the locker room at Soldier Field after the victory, and subscribers can listen to that exclusive audio feature right here.

John Crist: It seems like a lot of the younger DBs like yourself were a little bit disrespected this week. No Nathan Vasher. No Charles Tillman. But if you look at the stat sheet, you got a pick. Corey Graham, Trumaine McBride, Zack Bowman all got a pick. Is it a little sweeter for the young guys like yourself to step up and make big plays like that?

Kevin Payne: It's sweet, man. We felt like we stepped up when we needed to, but I don't feel like we were disrespected by anyone. All our guys, they had our back. They were very optimistic about us stepping in and playing. They had a lot of confidence in us, so we just took advantage of the opportunity.

Be sure to listen to the rest of JC's interview with strong safety Kevin Payne, an exclusive for Bear Report subscribers ...


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