Chicago Bears Position Preview: Center

The Chicago Bears will have a new face under center when they host the Green Bay Packers on the opening weekend of the 2015 season. The Bears decided to release the 36-year-old Roberto Garza. Garza played both center and guard during his ten seasons with the Bears. Replacing Garza will either be Will Montgomery or Hroniss Grasu.Will MontgomeryMontgomery is the favorite to win the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears GM Ryan Pace Is Building A “Winning” Front Office

All the focus is on the players that he brings in, but Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace is not an idiot.  If he’s going to build a great team that can win a championship, he’ll need people who are just as smart (or even smarter) than he is to do it.  Hiring personal friends to front office positions doesn’t always accomplish that.  Sometimes going on reputation more than familiarity...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Draft Breakdown

  Round 1: Kevin White WR– West Virginia The Bears go two fold on this pick, Take the best player available and draft a need. With Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal already in the fold, need at wide receiver doesn’t jump off the page at you on first glance. However with very little depth behind them, having an unproven commodity in Marquess Wilson and the fact one injury would...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent Tory Dandy Discusses What to Expect From Kevin White and Eddie Goldman

NFL agent Tory Dandy, who works for the Relativity Sports Agency, had a very busy draft weekend. Relativity Sports has made a name for itself as one of the top sports agencies in the NFL, representing clients such as Seattle’s Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch, along with Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald, just to name a few. Dandy just so happens to represent the Bears’ first round...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos choose CSU tackle Ty Sambrailo

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos didn't have to go far to find their second-round draft pick. They chose Colorado State offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo with the 59th overall selection Friday night. Sambrailo, whose name is pronounced sam-BRAY-loh, projects as a left tackle, but Ryan Clady currently serves as Peyton Manning's blindside protector. Still, the Broncos' top offseason...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Creative Ways The Chicago Bears Can Fix The O-Line

Interestingly enough the one area that is left to address by the Chicago Bears heading into the 2015 NFL draft is the offensive line.  To date their only noteable move in that area was replacing center Roberto Garza with journeyman free agent Will Montgomery.  There are still other holes to plug and some are worried they may not have the draft picks to fix them all. Thankfully...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears sign C Will Montgomery

The Bears got a little younger, a little cheaper, and a little better at center this week. They released Roberto Garza, saving them 1.1 million on the cap, replacing him with Will Montgomery, who will make just 900K in 2015. Montgomery is no spring chicken, going into his age 32 season, part of why he was available for so little, but he’s younger than Garza, who is going into his...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A Chicago Bears Stat Nobody Will Like

Everyone is aware of the rebuilding plan underway to return the Chicago Bears back to the “Monsters of the Midway,” and Ryan Pace has his work cut out for him. According to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, the Bears lead the league in old guys. More specifically, they have 14 players on their roster over the age of 30 which is good for most in the NFL. The Jets, Bengals, Colts...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Why The Bears Were Right Sacrificing Roberto Garza

Anybody who was happy about the fact that Roberto Garza was released by the Chicago Bears needs to get a clue.  The man was a shining example of what the NFL should be about and did everything asked of him by his team and more.  He was a key cog of that 2006 Super Bowl team and emerged as a pivotal leader following the loss of Olin Kreutz. In the end though it was no accident the...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Cut Ties With Garza, Add Montgomery

Despite signing the veteran offensive lineman to a one-year deal earlier in the spring, the Chicago Bears have released Roberto Garza today, ending his 10-year stint with the team.Garza represented the Bears as well as any player could have over the past 10 years. He was a great player and an even better teammate. After Garza’s departure, kicker Robbie Gould is now the only player...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears release Roberto Garza, sign Will Montgomery to one-year deal

The Chicago Bears are starting 2015 with a new center on their offensive line. According to Rich Campbell and Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune the Bears have released center Roberto Garza and plan to sign former Broncos center Will Montgomery to a one-year deal. Garza had been with the Bears since 2005, and took over as […]
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears to Part Ways with Savvy Veteran

The Chicago Bears, under the new direction of Ryan Pace, continue to reshape their roster and not only by adding pieces, but subtracting players that no longer are a viable fit. The latest casualty is long-time offensive lineman Roberto Garza. The guard-turned-center started 144 games for Chicago in route to becoming a team captain. As one would expect, Garza thanked Bears fans for...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears to release Roberto Garza, sign Will Montgomery

The Chicago Bears are swapping centers. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have informed Roberto Garza that he will be released.  Rich Campbell reports that the team will sign free agent center Will Montgomery. Plan is to sign veteran C Will Montgomery today. RT @BradBiggs: #Bears have informed C Roberto Garza he will be released. — Rich Campbell (...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears To Sign C Will Montgomery

Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears plan to sign veteran center Will Montgomery to replace Roberto Garza, who is being released. Montgomery, 31, was actually a pretty decent center last season, so it was at least a little surprising to see Washington cut him in recent days.  Pro Football Focus had Montgomery down for playing 1172 snaps ... The post...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens trade former starting center Gino Gradkowski to Broncos

  The Denver Broncos continued addressing their needs along the offensive line by acquiring fourth-year center Gino Gradkowski from the Baltimore Ravens for 2016 draft considerations. Gradkowski started every game in Baltimore in 2013 but only saw action in eight games last year after the Ravens obtained Jeremy Zuttah from the Buccaneers. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder appeared in every...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos acquire center Gradkowski from Ravens

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos continued addressing their needs along the offensive line by acquiring fourth-year center Gino Gradkowski from the Baltimore Ravens for 2016 draft considerations. Gradkowski started every game in Baltimore in 2013 but only saw action in eight games last year after the Ravens obtained Jeremy Zuttah from the Buccaneers. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos make a trade for an offensive lineman who could start in 2015

The Denver Broncos offensive line might be the weakest position group currently. They’re trying to improve it. #Broncos acquire center Gino Gradkowski from the @Ravens in a trade involving 2016 draft pick considerations. pic.twitter.com/lkyGwF3QgH — Denver Broncos (@Broncos) April 1, 2015 Gradkowski started every game at center for the Ravens in 2013, but was benched for the...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos to acquire C Gino Gradkowski from Ravens

The Denver Broncos are acquiring backup center Gino Gradkowski from the Baltimore Ravens, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. Ravens trading Gino Gradkowski to Denver Broncos according to league source — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 1, 2015 Gino Gradkowski has to pass the Broncos’ physical for the trade to become official, otherwise he would revert...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Broncos Extend Center Will Montgomery?

After offensive line journeyman Manny Ramirez, who started at center in every game for the Broncos in the 2013-2014 season, failed to maintain his stellar performance through the first eight games of the 2014 season, Montgomery stepped in and provided consistent pass blocking for quarterback Peyton Manning.In his 11 starts last season, Montgomery played 586 snaps and performed well...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

What should the Broncos do this offseason?

The Denver Broncos have been one of the most consistent contenders in the National Football League over the past four seasons. Denver is one of only two teams to win its division in all of those campaigns, sharing that distinction with the New England Patriots. However, only once did the Broncos even advance to the AFC Championship game. In that season, Denver made it to Super Bowl...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Matchups to Watch: Broncos at Chiefs

Important. Significant. Vital. Must-Have. Those words are inadequate to describe how vital a victory is for the Broncos (8-3) this week on Sunday Night Football.The Chiefs (7-4), who have looked inconsistent throughout 2014, are looking for another huge AFC victory to add to their list of statement wins. Come Sunday night, Kansas City will have had 10 days to prepare for the Broncos...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos bothered by O-line criticism

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) By midweek, teams have seen the film, made the corrections and installed the new game plan. All of that did nothing to ease John Fox's irritability or Peyton Manning's sense of culpability Wednesday. Both are still smarting from Denver's 22-7 loss at St. Louis in which the Broncos' NFL-record streak of 30 consecutive 20-plus-point games was snapped in stunning...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Three key Broncos in game against the Rams

Sunday morning the Denver Broncos take on the St. Louis Rams in their week 11 matchup. The teams will meet for the 13th time and the first since 2010. The Broncos are coming off of a dominating performance last week in Oakland while the Rams have been struggling to a 3-6 record. The Broncos have no room for error as they chase the New England Patriots for the number one seed in the...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos O-line continues to be a concern

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The scuffling and shuffling along Denver's offensive line may not be over. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase said he'll stick with the same five starters from his retooled line when the Broncos (7-2) visit St. Louis (3-6) on Sunday. That lineup isn't written in indelible ink, however. Left to right, that line is: Ryan Clady, Orlando Franklin, Will Montgomery...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Denver Broncos bring in much maligned OL Richie Incognito for workout

It’s no secret the Denver Broncos offensive line hasn’t been good this year. Last week they shuffled around multiple players before the Oakland game, moving Louis Vasquez from guard to tackle, Manny Ramirez from center to guard and starting the veteran Will Montgomery at center. It appears the changes might not be finished. The Broncos brought in Richie Incognito for a workout...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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