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Chicago Bears sign long snapper Aaron Brewer to a one year deal

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The Chicago Bears have announced the signing of long snapper Aaron Brewer to a one year contract.

Brewer (6'5", 230) has spent his entire four year career with the Denver Broncos, appearing in all 64 regular season games and eight playoff games. He has eight career special teams tackles and he was the long snapper when Matt Prater hit his NFL record 64 yard field goal in 2013. Denver released him on March 8th, 2016.

Brewer joins long snapper Patrick Scales on the current roster. Scales took over last season when the Bears cut Thomas Gafford after week 12. Scales snapped in the teams final 5 games.

Brewer has loads more experience than Scales who has only played in seven games, so this may not be much of a competition.

Here's a few fun facts for you, Brewer is an Eagle Scout and he earned Scouting's highest honor in 2008. He was an all conference defensive end in high school, but he earned a scholarship to San Diego State because of his long snapping skills.

What are your thoughts on this latest signing?