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Bears trade Gabe Carimi to Buccaneers

The Bears on Sunday traded offensive lineman Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The trade is contingent on Carimi passing a physical.


Gabe CarimiSelected by the Bears with the 29th pick in the first round of the 2011 draft, Carimi started the first two games of his rookie year at right tackle before sustaining a season-ending knee injury.

The 6-7, 316-pounder started the first 10 games last season at right tackle before being supplanted by Jonathan Scott. Carimi then replaced the injured Lance Louis at right guard against the Vikings and made three straight starts at the position before starting a Week 16 contest at right tackle versus the Cardinals.

The new Bears coaching staff worked Carimi at both guard positions during a voluntary minicamp in April. Since that point, Carimi has been working out on his own in Arizona, opting to skip all 10 voluntary OTA practices.

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