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NFC North Standings

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4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

Top Patrick Scales News

  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Returns from COVID list

    The Bears activated Scales (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    Sales will resume operating as Chicago's top long snapper, a role that he's handled for three straight years without missing a single contest.

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  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Lands on COVID-19 list

    Scales was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    It is likely that Chicago will have to bring in someone to fill the void while Scales tries to pass the league's COVID-19 protocols. The 33-year-old hasn't missed a game as the Bears long snapper in three years.

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  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Returning to Bears

    Scales signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Friday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

    For a third consecutive offseason, Chicago retains its long snapper by way of a one-year deal. Scales missed all of 2017 due to a torn ACL, but he hasn't missed a single game over the past three campaigns.

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  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Sticking with Chicago

    Scales re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contract Thursday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Scales has appeared in 16 games for the Bears in three of the last four years, as he missed the 2017 season with a torn ACL. The 32-year-old is poised to serve as Chicago's long snapper again in 2020.

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  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Getting another year in Chicago

    Scales re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contact Wednesday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

    Scales returned to play in all 16 games for the Bears in 2018 after missing all of 2017 with a torn ACL. Expect him to serve as Chicago's long snapper throughout the upcoming campaign as long as his health cooperates.

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  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Getting good shot in preseason

    Scales (knee) logged eight snaps during Saturday's 27-20 preseason win over the Chiefs.

    Scales missed the 2017 campaign with a torn ACL, but he's good to go for this season. He's the frontrunner to win long-snapping duties.

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  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Returning to Chicago

    Scales (knee) re-signed with the Bears on Tuesday, Colleen Kane of The Chicago Tribune reports.

    Scales suffered a torn ACL last preseason, missing the entire 2017 campaign. Andrew DePaola, the Bears' long-snapper last season, recently signed with the Raiders, leaving a hole in the Bears' depth chart. Scales has spent the past two and half seasons in Chicago and will be the frontrunner to take over long snapping duties in 2018 as long as he can make a full recovery this offseason.

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  • Patrick Scales: Won't be back with Chicago

    Scales (knee) didn't receive a qualifying offer or minimum tender from the Bears and has become an unrestricted free agent, per the league's official transaction log.

    Scales operated as the Bears' long snapper for all 16 games during the 2016 season but tore his ACL in advance of the 2017 campaign and subsequently spent the entire year on injured reserve. It isn't clear where he stands in his recovery but, given the 9-to-12 month timeline that typically accompanies such injuries, Scales should be back to full health well in advance of team training camps in late July.

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  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Reverts to injured reserve

    Scales (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to the Bears' injured reserve Wednesday per the official NFL Media site's transaction log.

    Scales was thought to be a fringe roster guy before suffering a knee injury. He will now spend 2017 on the team's IR.

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  • Patrick Scales: Let go by Bears

    Scales (knee) was waived/injured by the Bears on Tuesday after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday's preseason win over the Titans.

    Scales was considered a fringe roster guy before going down with the injury. The long snapper will presumably clear waivers and subsequently revert to the Bears' injured reserve.

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  • Bears' Patrick Scales: Nursing knee injury

    Scales is dealing with a knee injury, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The report revealed that Scales has a right knee injury but didn't go into detail about his projected recovery timeline. Scales is currently a fringe roster guy, and depending on the length of his absence, Scales could be on the outside looking in once the team makes its final roster cuts.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 226 lbs
Birthplace: Louisville, KY
Age: 34
School: Utah State
Experience: 7