Bears extend Roberto Garza through 2015

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The Bears found something to like about the 2014 season.

The team announced Friday that they have signed center Roberto Garza to a one-year contract extension. Garza signed a one-year deal to return to the Bears before the start of the season and the team’s obviously been pleased with the work he’s done on the field this season.

Next year will be Garza’s 15th in the NFL and his 11th with the Bears. He has started all but five of the team’s games since the start of the 2006 season and will join kicker Robbie Gould as the longest-tenured members of the organization if linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman both leave the team.

Garza will be turning 36 next year, so the Bears should probably have an eye out this offseason for a player who can follow Garza in the middle of the line.

12 responses to “Bears extend Roberto Garza through 2015

  1. I have this strange sick feeling this means that Emery is staying. Nothing against Garza but I don’t trust Emery to choose another coach. Thanks for bumming me out with this news…

  2. I have that same sick feeling re Emery. Plus it’s just a dumb move. The interior of the Bears OL was not good this year and they need to get younger as a team, not older.

  3. It is a sign that the Bears are not going to fire their GM. The owner will usually shut these things down if he thinks he is going to make a change. Keep up the good work there in Chicago. Should extend Emery and Trestman while you at it as well.

  4. He’s 35 yrs old and was the 21st rated C in the league this season. Nobody else would’ve even offered him a contract. That’s why he chose to come back. I just hope they’re not paying him a penny over league minimum.

  5. Keeping Emery around is another indicator that this franchise doesn’t give a crap about the fans. That you can be a complete incompetent & run an NFL franchise. That it’s OK to get pantsed by Green Bay year after year and management is not embarrassed. Easily the worst franchise in Chicago; Bulls & BlackHawks put the Bears to shame.

  6. Yippee! The Bears have been saved! 😚 I will say that Garza is pretty much the only leader (possibly next to Kyle Long) on this team. That includes head coach, GM, ownership etc……

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