The Chicago Bears sign a vital member of the special teams
The Chicago Bears will head into the free agency period next week, looking to score a few big names for the 2023 season. The Bears must improve the roster at key positions on offense and defense. It’s expected they will look to put a special emphasis on the trenches this offseason. They will keep a critical piece of the special teams trenches next season.
According to Kevin Fishbain with The Athletic, the Bears have a new contract with long snapper Patrick Scales. He is the Bears’ longest-tenured player on the roster.
The Bears agreed to terms with long snapper Patrick Scales, per source.
The longest-tenured Bear is back.
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) March 10, 2023
The 35-year-old long snapper has been with the Bears since the 2015 season. He’s been a part of two playoff teams during that span. Pro Football Focus gave Scales a 51.5 overall grade for his play last season. That gave him the 60th-highest ranking on the Bears’ special teams out of 67 players. Scales made three tackles in 2022. But he also missed two tackles and was credited with one penalty.
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