Chicago Bears Ranking the Roster: 65-61
61. Patrick Scales
Along with Tyler Bray, Patrick Scales makes the list of players with better than 50% odds to make the roster, yet still outside of the top 53 players on our list. There is just only so much value one long snapper can potentially have.
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Patrick Scales has been with the Chicago Bears for two seasons and is heading into year three. With that comes reliability. He has not had any gaffes or any reason for the team to ask for his release. Considering the kicker situation this team has had, his reliability should be noted (stay tuned to see if Cody Parkey cracks the top 53 players).
Still, the fact of the matter is that if Scales were to slip, the team would not be hesitant or concerned about letting him go. They would likely be able to find themselves a long snapper. Bears fans would continue to not know his name and that would continue to be a good thing for that snappers place on the team.
It can even be argued that Tanner Gentry on the practice squad is harder to replace than Patrick Scales. Still, Scales is wearing his jersey every Sunday. The team is relying on him, even if he is replaceable, and even if they are reliant on a small scale portion.
The fact of the matter is that Scales does present some value, and being a good long snapper is more valuable than rest of the names mentioned so far.