BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) -- Veteran offensive lineman Orlando Pace says feels rejuvenated after signing with the Bears.
Pace believes he can regain the form that led to seven Pro Bowl selections with St. Louis before being limited by injuries the past three season. If that happens, he'll provide protection for new quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte.
Pace, however, sees himself as just another piece of the line, albeit one with an impressive resume. He blocked for three straight MVPs in St. Louis -- quarterback Kurt Warner in 1999 and 2001 and running back Marshall Faulk in 2000 -- while making the Pro Bowl from 1999 to 2005 before injuries set in.
Now, the 33-year-old Pace is trying to solidify the left-tackle spot after signing a three-year, $15-million deal with Chicago in April.
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