Chicago Bears Re-Sign Long Snapper Patrick Scales
The Chicago Bears have re-signed their long snapper Patrick Scales.
The Chicago Bears continue to fill out the roster with minor signings, and they continued to do so today by announcing that they have re-signed their long snapper, Patrick Scales.
Cooper was reported a few days prior but the Bears hadn’t confirmed anything. Brad Biggs reported the Scales news not too long before Ryan Pace made it official at the NFL Owners Meetings today.
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Scales has been in the league since catching on with the Baltimore Ravens practice squad in 2011 after going undrafted out of Utah State. Scales never hadn’t much traction at the NFL level at the start of his career, bouncing from practice squad to practice squad with some stays being shorter than a month.
Scales signed on with the Bears in November of 2015 and stuck with the Bears as their long snapper in 2016. He missed all of the 2017 season after tearing his ACL in August.
Despite missing all of last season, the Bears recommitted to Scales. The Bears went with Andrew DePaola as the long snapper last year after the injury hit Scales but he was signed by the Oakland Raiders a couple of weeks ago.
The Bears believe in camp competition so you can count on the fact that they will bring in another long snapper to compete with Scales in camp. They won’t hand the position to Scales, especially coming off an injury. Scales is a solid long snapper but not quite the skills of a Patrick Mannelly.
Terms of Scales contract have not been made public.