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Patrick Mannelly.

Robbie Gould. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Retooling Their Special Team Units

Robbie Gould’s back, but Chicago’s looking for a new punter, holder, snapper and kick returner.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman directs his team at mini-camp in May. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Absolutely Most Important Things To Pay Attention To In Bears Camp

Forget X’s and O’s. Are Trestman and Emery robots? And what happens without Mannelly?

CBS Chicago–07/25/2014

Patrick Mannelly. (Getty Images)

Bears’ Long Snapper Mannelly Retires

Patrick Mannelly is the longest-tenured player in franchise history.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

Patrick Mannelly. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Return Or Retire? Mannelly Letting His Body Decide

The longest-tenured Bear in franchise history, Patrick Mannelly will soon be 39.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Brian Urlacher. (Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Urlacher Puts Grudge Ahead Of Basic Business With Hester Comments

Clearly not over his divorce with the Bears, Brian Urlacher is displaying his immaturity.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Some Advice Phil Emery Didn’t Ask For, Part III

A step-by-step, player-by-player look at the offseason script for the Bears to follow.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

Martellus Bennett. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bears Would Be Ideal For ‘Hard Knocks’

Tim Baffoe lists all the reasons why the Bears would be a great on “Hard Knocks” this summer.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2014

Lawrence Wilson. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Bears Waive LS Cain, Sign LB Wilson To Practice Squad

The Bears have waived veteran long snapper Jeremy Cain and signed linebacker Lawrence Wilson to the practice squad.

670 The Score–11/19/2013

Martellus Bennett . (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Injuries, Weather Could Impact Bears’ Offense Sunday

The Bears’ offense might be impacted Sunday a by two injuries that popped up mid-week.

670 The Score–11/15/2013

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Cutler Officially A Go While Bass Starts For McClellin

As expected. Jay Cutler will start at quarterback against the Lions, while Shea McClellin sits out with a hamstring injury.


Jeremy Crain.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bears Sign New Long Snapper After Mannelly Goes Down

No one talks about the long snapper until he gets hurt.

670 The Score–11/06/2013

Henry Melton. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Melton Suffers Concussion; Mannelly Leaves With Rib Injury

The Bears suffered two significant injuries in their preseason opener.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2013

Patrick Mannelly

Bears Sign Mannelly To One-Year Extension

Mannelly has played his entire 15-year career with the Bears since he was drafted in 6th round of the 1998 NFL Draft. His 15 years with the Bears are a team record. He also holds the team record for the number of games played, with 230.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2012

Patrick Mannelly

Joniak’s Journal: Mannelly Playing In 216th NFL Game Sunday

In his 216th NFL game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Patrick Mannelly begins a record 15th season with the Bears.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Dane Sanzenbacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Breaking Down The Bears’ 53-Man Roster

The Bears made their final cuts Friday to reduce the roster to 53 players. They can sign eight players to the practice squad Saturday.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2012

Brian Urlacher awaits medical attention against the Minnesota Vikings.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Urlacher Expected Back For Training Camp; No Issues For Carimi

As Bears mini-camp got underway in Lake Forest Tuesday afternoon, Brian Urlacher was once again on the sideline wearing a hat, not a helmet.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Wisconsin longsnapper Kyle Wojta celebrates after the Badgers won the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bears Invite Undrafted Free Agent Longsnapper Wojta To Mini-Camp

The Bears have invited undrafted free agent longsnapper Kyle Wojta to rookie mini-camp and will see how he performs before offering a contract.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Dave Toub. (Getty)

Toub: Amid Chaos, Business As Usual For Bears

With the ink still wet on his new, two-year contract with the Bears signed Tuesday, special teams coordinator Dave Toub joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to discuss the state of the Bears.

670 The Score–01/18/2012

Jake Laptad. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Bears Sign Long Snapper Laptad

The Bears signed defensive end Jake Laptad Tuesday to handle long snapping duties after Patrick Mannelly suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s win over the Chargers.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Jake Laptad. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Report: Bears To Sign Long Snapper Laptad

The Bears will sign Jake Laptad to handle long snapping duties for the injured Patrick Mannelly, according to the Chicago Tribune.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011