The Chicago Bears signed long snapper Jeremy Cain to their 53-man roster Monday.
On Sunday, the Chicago Bears waived long snapper Brandon Hartson after signing him to a three-year contract at the beginning of August.
The 6-foot-1, 245-pound Cain has appeared in 83 career games with the Bears (2004-05 and 2013), Tennessee Titans (2006) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2009-12), with 75 of those appearances as a long snapper. Last season, Cain served as the Bears' long snapper for two regular-season games. He also served as a long snapper for nine contests with the Titans and 64 games with the Jaguars.
This is Cain's third stint with the Bears, appearing in eight games with the team in 2004-05, playing mostly on special teams and also seeing time as a backup linebacker. Cain originally entered the NFL with the Bears in 2004 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of UMass.
The Bears also announced 10 signings to the practice squad: wide receiver Josh Bellamy, center Taylor Boggs, defensive tackle Brandon Dunn, cornerback Isaiah Frey, guard Ryan Groy, linebacker DeDe Lattimore, cornerback Al Louis-Jean, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, defensive tackle Roy Philon and wide receiver Rashad Ross.
The Bears begin their season Sunday against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field.