One of the Bears' best special teams players is staying in Chicago. 

On Thursday afternoon, the team announced it had re-signed Sherrick McManis to a one-year deal: 

The move ensures that the longest-tenured player on the Bears roster will return to Halas Hall for a ninth season. In 108 games games, he's logged 124 tackles, one interception, six pass breakups and one sack as a reserve defensive back. McManis shines on special teams, though, tallying 74 tackles, a blocked punt, a blocked field goal, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries over that time. According to a Bears' press release sent out on Thursday afternoon, McManis ranks fourth in the NFL with 45 special teams tackles since 2015.

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Originally from Peoria, McManis played his college ball at Northwestern before being drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 draft by the Houston Texans. He spent two years in Houston before being traded to the Bears for fullback Tyler Clutts. 

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