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Bears Vs. Colts: Patrick Mannelly Becomes Chicago's Longest Tenured Player Ever

With his appearance in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, long snapper Patrick Mannelly became the longest tenured Chicago Bear in the history of the organization. He has played 15 seasons with Chicago.

SB Nation's Chicago Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron, had the following congratulations to give to Mannelly.

Your sexy mustache/goatee, amazing long-snapping skills, and charming smile have wooed the hearts of Bears fans for years, and we are proud to have you atop this list. We look forward to having you long-snap for the Chicago Bears for another 15 seasons.

Mannelly started his career in 1998 at the age of 23 after being drafted by the Bears in the sixth round out of Duke. He has played in 216 games since then and has missed only nine. In 2010, he broke the team record for most games played as a Bear.

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