The changes continue in Chicago, with the Bears shipping offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, a first-round draft pick two years ago, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Carimi, who had skipped organized team activities, was the last first-round pick selected by Jerry Angelo, the general manager in charge of drafts from 2002 through 2011. In exchange for Carimi, the Bears obtained a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
The 29th overall pick and Outland Trophy winner out of Wisconsin, Carimi started 16 games and played in 18 overall, his appearances limited by a knee injury that required surgery late in the 2011 season. He was expected to have a limited role this fall, with the Bears signing free-agent left tackle Jermon Bushrod and movingJ’Marcus Webb to right tackle. Marc Trestman, the team’s new coach, considered moving Carimi to guard.