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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-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
With Matthew Stafford (shoulder) and Shaun Hill (finger) out nursing injuries, the Lions will be starting third-stringer Drew Stanton against the Bears' opportunistic defense.

Bears LB Roach doesn’t want to ‘get uprooted’

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked Bears LB Nick Roach, who will be a free agent after the season, if he wants to stay in Chicago beyond 2010.

Bears’ pass protection still has much room to improve

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The Bears' offense has benefited from starting the same offensive linemen in the same five positions in each of the past four games, but Jay Cutler still has faced a fair share of heat recently.

Urlacher rips NFL’s policy on hits

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher didn't hold back when he was asked about the NFL's disciplinary system for dangerous hits on Wednesday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Bears players are saying in advance of their Week 13 battle against the Lions.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Aside from the play where Julius Peppers beat Jeff Backus and sacked QB Matthew Stafford, separating his right shoulder, Backus did a pretty good job in pass protection against Peppers in Week One.

Bears DE Peppers named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers had been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month.

Bears QB Cutler named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bears to a 31-26 win over the Eagles.

Report: Soldier Field resodded

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
The Chicago Park District began resodding the playing surface at Soldier Field on Tuesday.

60-second rant: Bears need to feed Forté down the stretch

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
After trying to make it as a pass-first offense earlier in the season, offensive coordinator Mike Martz has shown a greater commitment to handing RB Matt Forté the ball since the Bears' Week Eight bye.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Keeping Lions DTs Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams from knifing into the backfield to disrupt QB Jay Cutler or blow up a running play will be tough for the Bears' interior offensive linemen.

Week 13 power rankings

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
Under the radar most of the season, the Bears continue to move up in PFW's power rankings as Jay Cutler begins to hit his stride.

Bears 'deeply saddened' by accidental death of fan at Soldier Field

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
The Bears released a statement Monday in reaction to the passing of 23-year-old Stuart Haverty, who died Sunday after falling from a ledge at Soldier Field during the Bears-Eagles game.

Consistency on offense essential for Bears

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
While the matchup between the Bears' defense and the Michael Vick-led Eagles' offense was emphasized heading into Sunday's game, it was Chicago's offense that looked most explosive, scoring a season-high 31 points.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 12?

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers showcased his versatile skills against the Eagles and kept himself in the running for Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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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