Chicago Bears 2011 first-round draft pick offensive lineman Gabe Carimi wasn’t in attendance at Halas when the team began organized team activities on Monday, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.
Carimi was the only eligible player not on the field for the only mandatory portion of the Bears' offseason program.
It was the first of 10 OTAs, and it's unclear if Carimi will attend Tuesday.
There is growing speculation that Carimi could be released as he hasn’t lived up to the Bears expectations as a first round pick.
According to multiple sources, Carimi hasn't been with the team since he participated in the club's voluntary three-day minicamp held from April 16-18. Following the conclusion of the minicamp, Carimi informed the Bears he planned to skip the second phase of the Bears' offseason program that included individual on-field work and positional meetings in favor of returning to Arizona to continue his offseason training.