Bears replace long snapper

The Chicago Bears have signed long snapper Jeremy Cain, who replaces the recently waived Brandon Hartson.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears have signed LS Jeremy Cain to the 53-man roster. He replaces Brandon Hartson, who was waived yesterday.

The 6-1, 245-pound Cain has appeared in 83 career games with the Bears (2004-05 and 2013), Tennessee Titans (2006) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2009-12). 75 of those appearances have come as a long snapper. Last season, Cain served as the Bears long snapper for two regular season contests. He also served as a long-snapper for nine contests with the Titans and 64 games with the Jaguars.

This is Cain’s third stint with the Bears also appearing in eight games with the team in 2004-05, playing mostly on special teams will also seeing time as a backup linebacker. Cain originally entered the NFL with the Bears in 2004 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of UMass.

Hartson spent the last two preseasons with the Bears after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Houston in 2013.


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