Sept. 16, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars long snapper Jeremy Cain (48) is ready to hike the ball for a punt against the Houston Texans linemen in the second quarter of their game at EverBank Field. The Texans won 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Waive Brandon Hartson

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.

While nothing if official, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune tweets that long-snapper Jeremy Cain may be on the verge of signing with the Bears.

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.


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