Bucs Trade for Carimi
June 16, 2013 at 10:31am by Scott • 2 Comments »
The Bucs traded for former Chicago OT Gabe Carimi, what, a month ago? Yeah, it’s been a while. Sorry. Anyway, he’s a former first-rounder who wasn’t able to stay healthy and was considered a bust for the Bears.
“I think it just set me back last year,” said Carimi, who partially dislocated his right kneecap against the Saints and had multiple surgeries. “I wasn’t at full strength. I’m just looking forward to this year. I was just trying to get my knee right, trying to be the best I could be. It feels good.”
The Bucs only gave up a sixth-rounder for him, so I’m fine with this. He has as much of a chance of sticking as any sixth-round pick, and a bigger upside if he gets healthy and can hang out for a couple years. The right tackle spot is still wide open and the player I remember seeing coming out of Wisconsin would be a good fit there. Demar Dotson is still the starter for now, but this could get interesting in August.