Brett LoGiurato
Monday June 10th, 2013

The Bears traded offensive lineman Gabe Carimi to the Bucs for a sixth-round pick. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Bears traded offensive lineman Gabe Carimi to the Bucs for a sixth-round pick. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears on Sunday traded offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, the team's 2011 first-round draft pick, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced. The deal is contingent upon Carimi passing a physical.

Terms of the deal were officially undisclosed, but multiple reports said that the Bears would receive a sixth-round pick in exchange for Carimi.

Carimi was plagued by injury troubles during his first season in Chicago, and he lost his starting job at right tackle midway through the 2012 season due to poor play. He finished out the season in a backup role, playing both guard and tackle on the Bears' offensive line.

Carimi had avoided the Bears' voluntary offseason programs, but he said he was planning to attend the team's mandatory minicamp next week to avoid a hefty fine.

He has two years left on his contract. It is unclear yet if the Buccaneers plan to plug in Carimi, the 29th overall pick in 2011, at guard or tackle.

 

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