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Former USU Standout Patrick Scales Signs Extension With Chicago Bears

Mar 16, 2022, 5:02 PM

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Chicago Bears long snapper Patrick Scales (48) spins the ball during warmups before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Thursday, November 25, 2021. (Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

(Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah State standout Patrick Scales signed a contract extension to remain the long snapper for the Chicago Bears.

The Bears announced Scales’ deal on Wednesday, March 16.

NFL free agency officially began hours after Scales’ new contract was announced.

The former Utah State Aggie was slated to become an unrestricted free agent.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Scales’ contract with worth $1.27 million, including over $1 million in guaranteed money.

Prior to his NFL career, Scales played at Utah State from 2006-10.

The North Ogden, Utah native joined the NFL in 2011 when he signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.

Before joining the Bears in 2015, Scales spent time with the Ravens, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

During his six seasons in Chicago, Scales has played in 86 games.

Last season, the Bears had a 6-11 record.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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