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Bears Wrap Up Snapper Mannelly and DT Toeaina to Long-Term Deals

The Bears have signed long-snapper Patrick Mannelly and defensive tackle Matt Toeaina to multi-year contract extensions.

Mannelly’s two-year deal will keep him with the team through the 2012 season while Toeaina’s three-year extension will keep him with the Bears through the 2013 campaign.

The 35-year-old Mannelly has played in a franchise-record 204 games since joining the team as a sixth-round pick out of Duke in 1998.

He is one year shy of matching the club record for seasons with the team set by Bill George (1952-65) and Doug Buffone (1966-79) and set the standard by fulfilling his new pact.

Toeaina has recorded 28 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery in 15 games this season, 10 as a starter. He was originally a sixth-round selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2007 and played in five games with Chicago over the past three seasons.


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