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Bears sign snapper Jeremy Cain
Jeremy Cain is back — again — to snap for the Bears.
This time, rather than replace Patrick Mannelly for two games — as Cain did last season — he’ll be the Bears’ opening day long snapper.
Cain was signed Monday after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month. The 6-1, 245-pounder has appeared in 75 games as a long snapper.
“I’ve been in the league for a while now,” Cain said. “I feel confident I can step in and do the job. We’ll work together and we’ll make it happen.”
The UMass grad played linebacker for the Bears for eight games in 2004-05.
Cain said there was “a lot of familiarity” at Halas Hall, but that wasn’t enough to earn him a job.
“They wanna know how you are now,” he said. “They don’t really care about the past. It’s all about now.”
Cain was signed one day after the Bears waived Brandon Hartson, who had beaten out Chad Rempel for the training camp snapper job. The Bears weren’t pleased with Hartson’s snaps Thursday, and cut him one day after placing him on the 53-man roster.