Per a report from Brad Biggs in the Chicago Tribune, the Bears will not be waiting until a few weeks prior to the coming season to sign a long snapper. They have agreed to terms with Dave Toub’s long snapper, Thomas Gafford. From the article:
Gafford, 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, spent two weeks with the Bears during training camp in 2008. The University of Houston product had two stints with the Green Bay Packers and one with the Seattle Seahawks before sticking with the Chiefs. He’s been credited with 13 solo tackles, four assists and one fumble recovery in his career. Assistant special teams coach Derius Swinton was on the staff in Kansas City in 2012, so he has worked with Gafford.