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Bears re-sign LS Patrick Scales to one-year deal

The longest-tenured Chicago Bear is hanging around for another season.

NFL insider Tom Pelissero is reporting the Bears are re-signing long snapper Patrick Scales to a one-year deal with over $1 million guaranteed. It’s a nice raise for Scales after he earned $940k in guaranteed money last year.

Scales has been a mainstay on special teams since signing prior to the 2015 season after bouncing around the league. Since signing with the Bears, he’s played in all but one season (2017) and hasn’t missed a game over the last six years.

Scales, who has played in 120 games for the Bears (Cole Kmet is the next-closest current player with 67 games, according to Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic), is the only member of the team leftover from the John Fox era. The 36-year-old long snapper is once again set to work with kicker Cairo Santos and punter Trenton Gill in the 2024 season.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire