Found November 08, 2011 on Bears Backer:
Nfc_divisional_playoffs_1bf4

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bears re-signed arguably their most consistent veteran offensive lineman, Roberto Garza.

The 32-year-old Garza originally signed a six-year-deal with the Bears in 2006.

He was going to be a unrestricted free-agent if the Bears didn’t wrap him up.

They extended him for two more seasons, the extension is worth $6.55 million, $2.6 million is guaranteed.

Garza has started 86 of the last 88 regular-season games. He’s only missed two games both coming last season with a torn MCL.

Garza has made an impressive switch to the center position this season after spending his entire career at guard.

Garza was one of 15 unrestricted free agents the Bears had on the 53-man roster.

So, with 14 players remaining, the Bears will have to spread out the money.

WR Earl Bennett, DE Israel Idonije, CB Tim Jennings, CB Corey Graham and TE Kellen Davis are all unrestricted free agents for the Bears.

Garza’s signing is the first step to some other extensions for the Bears.

Running back Matt Forte will likely be stamped with the franchise tag come seasons end, so don’t expect a deal for him anytime soon.

This is a nice move, Garza deserved this deal, he has been nothing but consistent for the Bears since arriving in Chicago.

Jake Perper is the owner and head writer for Bearsbacker.com. He is also the Chicago Bears writer for NFLTouchdown.com. Follow him on Twitter, @Bearsbacker and on Facebook for up to the minute news about the Bears.

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Garza agrees to extension with Bears

Veteran center Roberto Garza and the Chicago Bears have agreed on a two-year contract extension through 2013. Primarily a guard his first 10 seasons, Garza replaced the departed Olin Kreutz at center and helped stabilize a line that struggled in the early going but has played well in recent weeks. The blocking was good enough in Monday's 30-24 victory at Philadelphia for Jay...

Bears C Garza agrees to two-year contract extension

Chicago Bears veteran center Roberto Garza agreed to a two-year contract extension which will keep him in the Windy City through 2013. The deal is worth $6.55 million - including $2.6 million guaranteed. The Chicago Tribune reported the extension on Tuesday following the team's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Garza, 32, moved to center following the departure of 13-year...

Garza key in O-line resurgence

Chicago Bears offensive lineman Roberto Garza's seamless switch from guard to center built a strong foundation for the front five. We also bring you game strategies, personnel notes and more.

Roberto Garza having reward-winning season

While the Bears were negotiating with Olin Kreutz at the start of training camp in late July, guard Roberto Garza took his place at center and didn’t sound too wild about it. ‘‘I thought Olin was going to come back,’’ Garza said. ‘‘A scenario without Olin here was the furthest thing from...

Bears Ink Garza to Two Year Extension

The Chicago Bears rewarded Roberto Garza for his play and flexibility Monday night after the Bears-Eagles contest by rewarding him with a contract extension.  The official release by the club is below: The Chicago Bears signed C/G Roberto Garzato a two-year contract extension. Garza’s new contract runs through the 2013 seasonGarza has appeared in 102 contests for the Bears in [...]

Garza, Bears benefit from move to center

When the Bears moved Roberto Garza from guard to center this summer, some viewed the decision with trepidation. But halfway through the season, it's worked out exceedingly well for both the team and the player.

Bears, C Garza agree to 2-year extension (AP)

Veteran center Roberto Garza and the Chicago Bears have agreed on a two-year contract extension through 2013. Primarily a guard his first 10 seasons, Garza replaced the departed Olin Kreutz at center and helped stabilize a line that struggled in the early going but has played well in recent weeks. The blocking was good enough in Monday's 30-24 victory at Philadelphia for Jay...

Seamless transition to center pays off for Garza, and for Bears

The Chicago Bears are expected to announce Tuesday that they have reached an agreement with center Roberto Garza on a two-year contract extension.

Bears ink Garza to two-year extension

The Bears on Tuesday signed center/guard Roberto Garza to a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season.

Source: Bears, Garza agree to 2-year extension

The Chicago Bears signed veteran offensive lineman Roberto Garza to a two-year extension worth $6.55 million with $2.6 million guaranteed, a league source confirmed to ESPNChicago.com.

Bears give C Garza two-year extension

The Chicago Bears signed center Roberto Garza to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Bears give veteran Garza a two-year extension

PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Bears had a victory to celebrate in the early-morning hours Tuesday as they departed Lincoln Financial Field, and center Roberto Garza had even more to be excited about.

Bears reward Garza; Bennett could be next

Lance Briggs didn't get the raise he wanted, but he was happy to see one of his teammates get rewarded: As first reported by the Tribune's Brad Biggs, the Bears signed center Roberto Garza to a two-year extension worth $6.55 million, with $2.6 million guaranteed.
Bears News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.