- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension with veteran center Roberto Garza.

Friday’s move comes as the Bears are wrapping up one of their most disappointing seasons in recent memory. They are 5-10 heading into Sunday’s final game at Minnesota and could be facing some big changes with the status of general manager Phil Emery, coach Marc Trestman, his assistants, quarterback Jay Cutler and a long list of players.

Despite the uncertainty, Garza says he still wants to “be a part of this team and this organization.”

He learned of the extension through a call from his agent on Christmas.

Garza is finishing his 14th season in the NFL and 10th with Chicago. He has made 144 starts with the Bears and 175 in his career.

Garza missed four games this season because of an ankle injury.

On Friday, the Bears also listed defensive end Jared Allen (ribs, knee) as questionable for Sunday’s game. Kicker Robbie Gould (right quadriceps), safety Chris Conte (back) and quarterback Jimmy Clausen (concussion) are out.


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