"Tampa didn't even want me to come to this mini-camp, but I'll tell you one thing -- I've always wanted to play for the Bears."
Golden, an outside linebacker, is entering his fifth season in the NFL. He's already played in two Super Bowls and picked up a ring with Tampa Bay in 2003.
Golden has been a backup linebacker and special teams player for most of his pro career, but wants to prove he can be an asset on defense, too.
"They label me strictly a 'special teams' guy, but I'm trying to break that mold," Golden said. "I know I can play backer. I backed up Jessie Armstead in New York for two years, then went to Tampa and backed up Derrick Brooks and Shelton Quarles. I think it's about time for me to step out there and show what I can do."
Golden isn't sure if he'll make the Bears 53-man roster, but he knows he'll end up somewhere fighting for a job, just like he has his entire career.
"Everybody wants to say it's a game, but it's a business," Golden said. "You can play for the love of the game, but it's a business first."