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Bears Sign Veteran Long Snapper Patrick Scales To One-Year Deal

The Bears have reached an agreement to re-sign long snapper Patrick Scales.
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Chicago Bears long snapper Patrick Scales

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The Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles is a busy man. He and head coach Matt Eberflus continue to make deals during the NFL's legal-tampering period before free agency officially starts tomorrow. The Bears have agreed to re-sign veteran long snapper Patrick Scales to a one-year deal.

This deal is reportedly worth $1.27 million, according to NFL reporter Tom Pelissero. The 34-year-old long snapper will also get a $150,000 signing bonus as well as over $1 million guaranteed. That is a team-friendly deal and not bad for Scales either as he enters into his eighth NFL season.

Patrick Scales has been with the Chicago Bears since 2015. During that season, he spent the preseason with the Baltimore Ravens. But he did not make their full roster. Instead, he waited and wound up joining the Bears for their final five games of the 2015 season.

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Since then, Patrick Scales has been a model of consistency, similar to his predecessor Patrick Mannelly. Minus the 2017 NFL season, in which he missed due to a knee injury he sustained during the preseason, he played the full schedule for the Bears ever since and hasn't missed a game.

Patrick Scales has also recorded ten tackles in his NFL career, four of which came last season with the Bears.

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