After spending the early years of his football life in outposts like San Jose and Calgary, Jeff Garcia finally got to enjoy the jet-set life of an NFL All-Star.
The Pro Bowl quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers made the most of it in the off-season, soaking in all the adulation.
Just how much traveling did Garcia do? Put it this way: When the 49ers land in Japan this week for an exhibition game against the Washington Redskins, it will be Garcia's second trip across the Pacific -- and his fourth trip out of the country -- in about four months. C3.
Jackets re-sign vets
The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed left wing Geoff Sanderson to a one-year contract Monday, and agreed to multi-year deals with center Espen Knutsen and defenseman Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre.