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These are the reasons former first rounder Gabe Carimi is a Buc instead of a Bear:
•In his second NFL game, Sept. 18, 2011, Carimi suffered an unusual injury. He dislocated his right knee, which previously had been dislocated, and he suffered anterior cruciate damage. Treating it would not be routine.
•Early last season, Carimi still wasn't moving well, and he got off to a poor start.
•Carimi lost weight in an attempt to put less stress on his knee, and in the process he lost strength. He went from about 315 pounds to about 300 pounds last offseason. Even after he started to move well around halfway through the 2012 season, he still was missing the strength that had been one of his defining traits.
•Carimi failed to take advantage of a chance to prove himself to a new coaching staff this spring. In his absence, they moved on.
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