Originally written on Midway Illustrated  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Chicago Bears have traded former first round pick Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Bucs, after Carimi alienated himself from the team by chosing to work out in Phoenix rather than with the team during OTAs.  Carimi played a mere 18 games in two seasons in Chicago and struggled after dislocating his knee during the second game of his rookie campaign.  The Bears receive a sixth round pick in return for Carimi, which shows how much value the former first rounder has in the league, essentially no value whatsoever.  In 2012 Carimi battled the lingering knee problem and performed very poorly at right tackle before being moved inside to guard due to an injury to Lance Louis.  Carimi showed some moderate signs of being a potential guard, but his overall athletic set doesn't fit that of a guard.  The Bears also drafted Kyle Long out of Oregon who is projected to be the starting right guard.  Carimi now heads to Tampa Bay to join his former college offensive line coach, Bob Bostad.  Carimi will undoubtedly be very pleased to reunite with his old college coach plus the Bears are happy to move on from the former first rounder who has no ties to this front office or coaching regime.  The Bears have focused this off-season on revamping their offensive line drafting Long and Jordan Mills and adding Jermon Bushrod, Matt Slauson and resigning Jonathan Scott.  Aaron Kromer has stated he plans on carrying seven active game day players meaning it will be a battle for the final two active spots.  This boils down to the Bears being higher on Scott, and Mills at right tackle and James Brown and Kyle Long at right guard.  Brown has been running with the first team at right guard throughout OTAs.  Long will get his first taste of playing with the veterans next week during Bears mini-camp.  The only sticking point, Carimi has to pass a phsycial in order for the trade to go through.  His knee is reportedly where it needs to be, but it could be an interesting sticking point in the next couple of days. 
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Short selling leaves hundreds of fans without S.B. tickets

Hamilton, Edmonds' spouses to appear on 'Real Housewives'

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix trolls LSU over Kevin Steele hire

2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Report: Duncan suing financial adviser, lost $20 million

Bret Bielema wanted Dolphins to draft Russell Wilson early

Nick Diaz apologizes to fans for skipping open workout

NFLPA President compares Goodell to a 2-year-old

NFL explains how Super Bowl balls will be prepped

WATCH: 'SNL' mocks Super Bowl

Sabres had a horrific month of January

Ole Miss uses Katy Perry as prop in recruiting

PHOTO: Ezekiel Elliott gets new national title tattoo

WATCH: Rondo takes brutal knee to face from teammate

Pig auctioned off at halftime of college basketball game

Should the Super Bowl be played on a Saturday?

Underwear company shows support for Marshawn Lynch

WATCH: WVU player flips opponent the double-bird

Five NFL players who could be cap casualties in 2015

Making the case for NFL co-MVPs

WATCH: Tom Brady sings about balls being deflated

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

Tim Duncan suing financial adviser?

Five likely cap casualties of 2015

Making the case for NFL co-MVPs

WATCH: Tom Brady sings about balls

Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry at SB?

Obama zings Pats over Deflate-gate

Each major conference's POY candidates

Super Bowl XLIX preview and predictions: Patriots vs. Seahawks

The 13 things we want to see in Super Bowl XLIX

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Tiger Woods, misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.