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Saturday, September 7, 2013
Bears name captains for 2013

By Michael C. Wright

The Chicago Bears on Friday announced captains for the 2013 season, and each of the five players for the seventh consecutive year will wear a special patch on their jerseys as part of an NFL initiative to emphasize that role.

Offensive captains for the Bears include quarterback Jay Cutler and center Roberto Garza, while the defense is represented by linebacker Lance Briggs and defensive end Julius Peppers. Long-snapper Patrick Mannelly represents the club’s special-teams units.

Chicago’s five captains own a combined 55 years of NFL experience and 16 Pro Bowl selections.