Jeremy Cain

Bears To Sign Jeremy Cain

9:49 A.M.: The Bears have made the signing official, and Cain will be the long snapper for the team, reports Biggs (via Twitter).

8:54 A.M.: The Bears are in need of a long snapper, after the retirement of long-time Bear Patrick Mannelly and the release of Brandon Hartson. The team is expected to sign former Buccaneer Jeremy Cain, reports Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune (via Twitter).

Cain had filled in for Mannelly in two games last season, and was signed by the team as an undrafted rookie in 2004 to play backup linebacker, according to Biggs (via Twitter).

Cain also served as the Jaguars’ long snapper between 2009 and 2012, play in 64 games for the team, writes Biggs (via Twitter).

Bears Notes: Tryouts, Clemons, Long Snapper

The Bears have reportedly added five players to their practice squad, but Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the team also worked out 11 additional players today (all via Twitter):

There’s a chance that a couple of those players could ultimately catch on with the squad, and we’ll likely learn more once the team releases an official announcement. In the meantime, let’s check out some more notes from the Windy City…

  • The Bears didn’t have any interest in safety Chris Clemons this past spring, and the Biggs tweets that it’s “uncertain” if the team would reconsider bringing in the recently-release veteran.
  • The Bears let go of long snapper Brandon Hartson earlier today, and the team is now in the market for a replacement. Biggs suggests on Twitter¬†that former 49ers long snapper Kevin McDermott could be of interest.
  • Furthermore,’s Jeff Dickerson tweets that the team worked out three long snappers today, including Jeremy Cain. Biggs adds on Twitter that the team also hosted Luke Ingram and Casey Kreiter.

Buccaneers Cut 13 Players

MONDAY, 9:29am: The Bucs have made another move, releasing linebacker Damaso Munoz, tweets Rick Stoud of the Tampa Bay Times. Tampa’s roster is now at 77.

SUNDAY, 3:46pm: The Buccaneers have issued their first wave of roster moves, cutting 12 players, per Scott Smith of (Twitter links):

With Cain, Andrew DePaola is now in line for the long-snapping job. Tanney is notable for being a “trick-shot” QB of YouTube renown. Tampa Bay still needs to make three more roster cuts before Tuesday’s 3pm CT deadline.