The move ends a highly disappointing run with the Bears for Carimi, who has battled knee issues since being taken in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft (29th overall). He lost his starting job last season, then raised eyebrows by choosing to skip voluntary workouts last month so he could train on his own in Arizona. Carimi reportedly had been expected to attend this week's mandatory minicamp.
If he passes his physical on Monday, Carimi will be reunited in Tampa Bay with offensive line coach Bob Bostad, whom Carimi played for during his successful college run at Wisconsin. Carimi played right tackle and guard last season and likely will compete for a reserve role on the Buccaneers.