The Bears no longer have to worry about losing starting center Roberto Garza to free agency.
Garza has signed a one-year contract to remain in Chicago for the 2014 season, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
The 34-year-old Garza has started every game but two in the last eight seasons, including all 16 games last season. He’s been with the Bears since arriving as a free agent in 2005.
Bears coach Marc Trestman said early this offseason that he believes Garza should finish his career in Chicago. A one-year deal doesn’t necessarily mean that’s going to happen, but it does know the Bears know the identity of their starting center this season.