The Chicago Bears have signed center Roberto Garza to a one-year deal.
Garza has taken on the role of the captain of the Bears offensive line and will return for his 10th season with the team. He becomes the latest member of the offense to sign a new deal.
“Getting a chance to play with that offense and on that line, I am looking forward to building off what we did,” said Garza, via Chicago Tribune.
The soon to be 34-year-old Garza has played in 164 games during his NFL career including the last 57 straight for the Bears.
Under his new deal Garza will receive $1.5 million. He received a total of $6 million over the last two seasons. While Garza’s new deal is just for one season it does not mean he is thinking about retirement just yet.
“I’m taking it year by year,” he said. “I felt really good this season and this is the best I have felt (in the offseason) in a couple of years. If I keep feeling good and playing well, I’ll want to continue to play. My body will tell me when the time is right but I feel great.”