Long-snapper Patrick Scales will return to the Bears for a seventh season after agreeing on Wednesday to a one-year contract extension through 2022.
Scales has appeared in 86 games in six seasons with the Bears. He served as the team's long-snapper in the final five contests in 2015 and all 16 games in 2016 before missing the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL he sustained in the third preseason game. Scales has since returned to play in all 65 contests the past four seasons. He has recorded 10 special teams tackles, including a career-high four stops last year.
Before joining the Bears, Scales appeared in two regular-season games and two playoff contests with the Ravens in 2014. He entered the NFL in 2011 with Baltimore as an undrafted free agent from Utah State and also has spent time with the Dolphins, Jets and Buccaneers.
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