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OMG PATRICK MANNELLY IS HURT! DID YOU KNOW HE WAS HURT?

Chicago long snapper Patrick Mannelly may miss this Sunday's game.
Chicago long snapper Patrick Mannelly may miss this Sunday's game.
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Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman called his long snapper, Patrick Mannelly, "Day-to-day up to a couple of weeks," and that it "doesn't look good" for Sunday.

So with that in mind the Bears signed Jeremy Cain to assume the duties of The Mann, just in case.

Mannelly was in a walking boot after the Monday Night victory over the Green Bay Packers, but earlier today the boot wasn't on.

Jeremy Cain is a former Chicago Bear, having played eight games between 2004 and 2005. In total he has appeared in 81 NFL games, most recently playing in all 16 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars last year. He was with the Jags since 2009, and he never missed a game for them. According to The Hub, Cain was among their final cuts this summer.

If the 38 year old Mannelly isn't able to go, should we move the Bears alert system to Defcon Orange?

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Please enjoy these random Tweets about Patrick "The Mann" Mannelly.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;He&#39;s probably the best snapper in the [NFL],&quot; said Robbie Gould of Patrick Mannelly. &quot;He&#39;s done a great job throughout his 80 year career.&quot;</p>&mdash; Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachZaidman/statuses/398165340724924416">November 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Veteran LS Patrick Mannelly left Lambeau in a walking boot. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bears&amp;src=hash">#Bears</a> GM Phil Emery recently called him &quot;one of the 8 wonders of the world.&quot;</p>&mdash; Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNChiBears/statuses/398157862163083264">November 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Because he is a man! MT <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachZaidman">@ZachZaidman</a> Patrick Mannelly hurt his leg in the 1st half in GB. Players tell me he &quot;gutted it out in 2nd half.&quot;</p>&mdash; Aaron M. (@Ditkapunch187) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ditkapunch187/statuses/398158551492743168">November 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Re: Patrick Mannelly&#39;s walking boot: It asked him if it could please hang out with his leg, he graciously let it.</p>&mdash; Kev (@Kev_WCG) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kev_WCG/statuses/397765543890931712">November 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It is amazing how long it takes for the tower to let us take off after a victory in Green Bay. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bears&amp;src=hash">#Bears</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Mannelly (@PatrickMannelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatrickMannelly/statuses/397611814281678848">November 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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