Bears Bringing Back Sherrick McManis, Marcus Cooper

McManis has served as the Bears' special teams captain.

Chris Emma
March 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm
Bears defensive back Sherrick McManis

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By Chris Emma--

(670 The Score) The longest-tenured Bears player is back with the team. Sherrick McManis has re-signed in Chicago on a two-year deal.

McManis, 30, joined the Bears in 2012 during what was Lovie Smith's last season. He's the only player on the team left from Smith's tenure and will now play for a fourth Bears head coach in Matt Nagy.

McManis, a cornerback, has carved out a key role on special teams, where he has twice been voted a captain. 

The Bears will also re-sign cornerback Marcus Cooper to a new contract, general manager Ryan Pace confirmed to reporters at the owners' meetings. Cooper was released by the team at the start of the league new year, with Pace inviting him to seek a better offer elsewhere or come back on a lesser deal in Chicago. The Bears had initially signed Cooper to a three-year deal last offseason.

Cooper struggled during his time with the Bears last season, starting just four games before losing out on his role altogether. The Bears have also re-signed cornerbacks Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara this offseason.

The Bears will also re-sign long snapper Patrick Scales, as Pace told the media in Orlando.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.