Few teams or fan bases will typically get excited about staying with a 35-year-old center but be clear: The Bears are delighted to have Roberto Garza back with a one-year contract, signed Thursday
Still being under a contract paying him $5 million in its final year certainly afforded Lovie Smith the chance to reassess life, professional and otherwise.
Besides its obvious playoff implications, the Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday becomes a spot referendum on the first year of general manager Phil Emery.
Exactly which of the injured Bears Spencer, cornerback Charles Tillman, linebacker Lance Briggs, running back Matt Forte, returner Devin Hester will play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks reall
Maybe everyone should be used to this sort of thing.