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We can breathe now, the Bears have a long snapper

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Sometimes the flurry of post-cutdown day moves can leave a team short at certain spots. But now, the Bears can actually fill an entire depth chart.

The team announced they signed long snapper Jeremy Cain Monday, giving them one at every position.

Cain spent two games with the team in 2013, and gets the first chance to be Patrick Mannelly’s replacement, after the long-time Bears’ retirement.

The Bears also signed 10 players to their practice squad, adding wide receiver Josh Bellamy, center Taylor Boggs, defensive tackle Brandon Dunn, cornerback Isaiah Frey, guard Ryan Groy, linebacker DeDe Lattimore, cornerback Al Louis-Jean, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, defensive tackle Roy Philon and wide receiver Rashad Ross.

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16 Responses to “We can breathe now, the Bears have a long snapper”
  1. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 1, 2014 11:21 AM

    I dont think anyone really cares. I mean, its the Chitcago Bears.

  2. larryboodry says: Sep 1, 2014 11:29 AM

    I’d hoped they would have signed Chris Williams to the practice squad.

    And it amuses me to see a Lions fan bashing anyone else for a lack of relevance.

  3. beerbratscheese says: Sep 1, 2014 11:31 AM

    Now if they can just find a safety.

  4. bassplucker says: Sep 1, 2014 11:34 AM

    This is actually a pretty big deal. When you lose a 16-year veteran who was one of the best in the league at his position for most of that time — even if “just” the long-snapper — that’s an adjustment.

    Indications going into this regular season are that the Bears have not improved at all on defense, and have actually regressed on special teams (from a unit that was already shaky last year). So they have to get this position right.

  5. bassplucker says: Sep 1, 2014 11:38 AM

    In other news, I’m surprised and a little disappointed they didn’t bring Jordan Lynch back to their practice squad. Matt Forte is the biggest RB on their roster at 218 lbs and he plays smaller than that. As it stands the Bears have no power RB at all. That could come back to bite them.

  6. larryboodry says: Sep 1, 2014 11:44 AM

    I also would have liked Lynch back.

  7. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 1, 2014 11:45 AM

    Can he play defense?

    No?

    8-8.

  8. burndownhottopic says: Sep 1, 2014 12:31 PM

    Man I snapped in high school in college. Its the best position on the field. Like Liam Neeson says in Taken, ” I have a very specific set of skills.”

    -Rob Roy

  9. purpleguy says: Sep 1, 2014 12:31 PM

    You’d think a position dependent upon continuity and repetition, would have a bit more personnel stability.

  10. howiehandles says: Sep 1, 2014 12:45 PM

    Continuity? Mannelly play 16 years.

    Lion’s fan talking smack, that’s cute. A bad season for the Bears, would be a season of optimism for Detroit.

  11. calvinthegreat82 says: Sep 1, 2014 1:02 PM

    tokyosandblaster is fair weather Packer fan!

    Can Peppers ?

    No.

    7-9

    Packer’s fan talking about bad defense, lol!

    last year Pepper’s was washed up and old. Now Packer fans think he’s the best defender in the NFCN, Packer logic, gotta love it!

  12. brocattosbasement says: Sep 1, 2014 1:11 PM

    The writer must be a Bears fan. Nothing being written about Saints having no kicker, but we can’t breathe because there’s no long snapper in Chicago.

  13. rl79111 says: Sep 1, 2014 2:05 PM

    lionsdraftguy says:
    Sep 1, 2014 11:21 AM

    I dont think anyone really cares. I mean, its the Chitcago Bears.

    ______________________________________

    Obviously you did enough to post on here, you imbecile!

    Lol, Lion’s fan have a dizzying intellect!

  14. wyrdawg says: Sep 2, 2014 5:08 AM

    Can the Falcons cut Devin?

    ??

    Just askin…

    C’MON PATRICK!?!?!? GAWD!

  15. wnstonchill says: Sep 2, 2014 11:31 AM

    Why all the hype here for Jordan Lynch?? He had a great college career and made his mark at NIU with his legs. The Bears didn’t bring him to camp for his QB ability as it doesn’t even remotely equate to pro-style (especially in Trestman’s system) They were hoping he could show a little ability to be a back-up running back so they could keep him on the roster as a special teams player. He struggled in both areas. The last thing the Bears need is another project to work with. I hope Jordan Lynch finds a role somewhere in the NFL, however, I highly doubt it will happen. He has CFL written all over him. He’s a good guy, wish him the best.

  16. calvinthegreat81 says: Sep 3, 2014 11:00 PM

    Lol! Do you guys just forget how absolutely terrible the bears D was last year?! And it’s not any better personnel wise so let’s get ready for the sweep!!!

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