It only took one day for the Chicago Bears to make an adjustment to their 53-man roster after finalizing the roster on Saturday afternoon.
The Bears announced on Sunday afternoon that long snapper Brandon Hartson has been released.
Hartson was in a training camp competition with Chad Rempel to be the Bears’ snapper. Rempel was released midway through the pre-season and that led to Hartson being the perceived winner of the long-snapper position battle. Though, after Hartson struggled in the Bears’ final pre-season game, Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman indicated that the team could be seeking an upgrade at the position.
The Bears have worked out several long-snappers over the course of the past week, and chances are the team will turn to a familiar face.
Cain is familiar with the Bears as the long-snapper served as a replacement to Patrick Mannelly for two games last season while Mannelly was dealing with an injury.
With the season starting a week from today, it seems unusual for a team not have their long-snapper in place. That would seemingly bold well for Cain considering his familiarity with the Bears.