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Roberto Garza

Roberto Garza - #63 - C

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 310 lbs.
Birthday 03/26/1979
Birthplace Rio Hondo, TX
College Texas A&M-Kingsville
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 4th round, 4th pick by Falcons

Bears defense gets wake-up call from Patriots

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Chicago's defense, which was ranked third in the league heading into the game, was gashed for 33 points before halftime by New England.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 14?

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers may have earned his money, but it didn't make much of a difference in the loss to New England.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Chilly

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
Sunday was an embarrassment for a team that considers itself to be among the league's elite, but, as Lovie Smith was quick to point out, the Bears are still in first place in the NFC North.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
After going back-to-back games without an interception, Bears QB Jay Cutler was picked off twice against the Patriots and is well behind Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher in the race to become the team's MVP.

Patriots players of the week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:44 a.m. ET
Tom Brady continues to rewrite Patriots record books and make his case as the clear-cut MVP in another stellar outing in the Patriots' win over the Bears.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:35 a.m. ET
Devin Hester's 61-yard kickoff return was one of the few bright spots for the Bears in Week 14.

Brady, Pats clinch another playoff berth

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
The quarterback threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns, and the New England Patriots locked up their eighth playoff berth in 10 years with a 36-7 pounding of Chicago on a snowy, blustery, bone-chilling Sunday.

Patriots-Bears inactives

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Bears have announced their inactives for Sunday's game at the cold, snowy and windy Soldier Field.

Patriots-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The Bears' defense has carried the team for much of the season, and it will again in a win on Sunday, according to PFW's Dan Parr.

Patriots-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain predicted 30 points for the Patriots earlier in the week, but with the weather conditions hitting Soldier Field Sunday morning, it could be a wild, low-scoring game in Chicago.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Patriots OLB Tully Banta-Cain vs. Bears ORT J'Marcus Webb.

Flashback: Recent Week 14 Bears' performances

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 14 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears CB Moore emerging after tough rookie season

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
He doesn't have ideal size and didn't make an impact for the Bears as a rookie, but D.J. Moore is emerging as a playmaker for Chicago's defense in his second season.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Patriots RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead vs. Bears run defense

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler has cut down on mistakes, throwing 10 touchdown passes and just three interceptions in the past five games, and he'll be facing New England's 31st-ranked pass defense in Week 14.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 08, 2011
Garza and the Chicago Bears have agreed on a two-year contract extension through 2013.||||||| Primarily a guard his first 10 seasons, Garza replaced the departed Olin Kreutz at center and helped stabilize a line that struggled in the early going but has played well in recent weeks. The blocking was good enough in Monday's 30-24 victory at Philadelphia for Jay Cutler to go the entire game without being sacked - no small accomplishment, considering he had at least one in 29 straight games.
Posted Jan. 02, 2006
Garza was signed to a six-year contract extension by the Bears on Monday. The offensive lineman appeared in all 16 games this season, starting seven, after signing a one-year deal with Chicago in March. Garza has started 38 of 68 games during his career.|||||||
Posted March 19, 2005
Garza has signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears. Earlier this offseason, the offensive lineman had agreed to a three-year, $7 million contract with the Ravens, only to fail his physical because tests showed he has no ACL in his right knee. Garza said he was stunned by this revelation, as, after he tore his ACL in 2003, returned to start every game at left guard for Atlanta in 2004, never missing any practices and playing without pain.|||||||

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