Patrick Mannelly


The Bears announced on Wednesday they have signed long snapper Thomas Gafford to a one-year deal.


The best indication of how severe a particular injury might be is usually in the steps the team takes in the hours after it occurs.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears might be rooting louder for Green Bay than even the most loyal Packers fans this week.

They need an assist from their biggest rivals.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension with veteran long snapper Patrick Mannelly through 2013.

The team announced the deal Monday.


Brian Urlacher has been a Bear longer than any teammate other than long snapper Patrick Mannelly, coming in the first round of the 2000 draft.