The Bears’ Longest-Tenured Player is Back For Another Year

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The Bears’ Longest-Tenured Player is Back For Another Year

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Continuity has its perks. Particularly when it comes to special teams. Because in an area that tends to get a ton of year-to-year turnover, having core members helps keep units productive.

And when it comes to the Bears, they’ll be bringing back one of their core special teamers for another season:

Long-snapper Patrick Scales is back for another go with the Bears. It’ll be Year 8 for Scales, who has been a constant despite changes around him.

Scales has played for two general managers (Pace, Poles), three head coaches (Fox, Nagy, Eberflus), three special teams coordinators (Rodgers, Tabor, Hightower), three punters (Lanning, O’Donnell, Gill), seven kickers (Santos, Badgley, Piñeiro, Parkey, Barth, Nugent, Gould), and 12 starting quarterbacks (Cutler, Clausen, Barkley, Hoyer, Glennon, Trubisky, Daniel, Foles, Dalton, Fields, Siemian, Peterman). Oh, the stories that guy can tell about the teammates he has shared a locker room with over the years.

Hopefully, the stories moving forward have him snapping for more extra points and field goals than punts.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.