Mannelly Retires after 16 NFL Seasons

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After 16 seasons in the NFL following his selection in the Sixth Round of the 1998 NFL Draft, Pat Mannelly of the Bears is retiring today.  Mannelly is 39 and, although he had hoped to return for a 17th season, a hip condition may have prevented his return.

Mannelly was involved in 2,282 plays in 245 games and will be remembered as one of the best long snappers in NFL history.  The Bears currently have CFL veteran Chad Rempel and Brandon Hartson, who was in camp with the Bears last season, in camp as candidates to replace Mannelly.

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