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Pro Bowl DT Henry Melton, long snapper Pat Mannelly injured in Bears' preseason opener

The Bears suffered two key injuries in their preseason opener Friday night in Charlotte. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton suffered a concussion early in the first quarter and was ruled out for the game. Nate Collins replaced Melton and had two tackles-for-loss.

Veteran long snapper Pat Mannelly suffered a rib injury when he was blocked hard on a punt and did not return. James Anderson replaced him as the team’s long snapper. Mannelly’s status is unknown.