Bears pay the man, but it’s not Forte

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Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo insists that he’s offered running back Matt Forte a “very lucrative” contract.

It hasn’t been enough to get Forte to sign on the dotted line, but Angelo did complete another order of business during the team’s bye week.

Michael C. Wright of reports that the Bears signed offensive lineman Roberto Garza to a two-year extension worth $6.55 million with $2.6 million guaranteed.

Garza has been a stabilizing leader and versatile force for an improving Bears offensive line.  He took over as a team captain and switched from guard to center after the team didn’t re-sign Olin Kreutz.