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Bears sign Toeaina, Mannelly to contract extensions

Jets Tomlinson tries to break a tackle during their game against the Bears in Chicago

It’s not too late to get some contract extensions in before labor uncertainty grinds NFL business to a halt.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-times reports that the Bears locked up two players on Monday.  Defensive tackle Matt Toeaina was rewarded with a three-year extension through 2013.  The deal reportedly includes $2 million guaranteed.  The total deal is worth $6 million, which sounds like a steal for a defensive lineman in his prime.

The team also signed long-time long snapper Patrick Mannelly to a two-year extension through 2012.

Toeaina has stepped in this year to become an important part of the team’s defensive line.  He may not be a full-time player, but has made an impact with the playing time he’s given .

Toeiana was headed for restricted free agency and his role may only increase if Tommie Harris isn’t back with the team next year.  It looks like a nice deal for the team.

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2 Responses to “Bears sign Toeaina, Mannelly to contract extensions”
  1. hobartbaker says: Dec 27, 2010 4:26 PM

    Everytime someone mentions Toeiana, Rex Ryan gets excited.

  2. randolph32 says: Dec 27, 2010 4:55 PM

    Hobart, please, let it go….the less Ryan’s in the news, the better!

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