Mannelly, 39, has been the team's starting long snapper since 1998. A team captain for the last six seasons, he ends his career with an active streak of 2,282 plays without a botched snap. His 245 games played are far beyond any other Bears in league history - Olin Kreutz and Steve McMichael are tied for second with 191.
A graduate of Duke University, Mannelly was selected in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL draft. The team will look to former CFL player Chad Rempel and second-year player Brandon Hartson to replace him.
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