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Bears, Roberto Garza agree to two-year contract extension

Bears center Roberto Garza has agreed to a two-year contract extension, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports the Garza extension is worth $6.55 million with $2.6 million guaranteed.

Garza, 32, entered the NFL as a fourth round pick out of Texas A&M-Kingsville by the Falcons in 2001.

After four seasons, Garza signed with the Bears as a free agent in 2005.

Over the last six and a half seasons, Garza has started 93 of a possible 104 games, including eight games at center this season in place of the departed Olin Kreutz.

Garza has been earning a $2.175 million base salary in 2011, the final year of his current contract.


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