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Bucs trade Brian Price to Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Brian Price sacks Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during NFL game in Tampa Reuters

Brian Price is heading to Chicago.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that they traded Price, a defensive tackle who started 14 games in Tampa Bay last season, to the Bears for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick.

Price has had a turbulent offseason. His sister died in a car accident in May, and he and his wife (a hurdler who fell just short of qualifying for the Olympics) decided to adopt her children. He was later absent from offseason work in Tampa Bay after a fight with rookie safety Mark Barron.

A 2010 second-round draft pick, Price saw only limited action while dealing with hamstring problems as a rookie but came on strong last year. He’ll have to pass a physical before this trade is official, and if his hamstrings are continuing to bother him that could be a question, but assuming he can go he’ll have a good chance to start in the Bears’ defense.

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18 Responses to “Bucs trade Brian Price to Bears”
  1. njbucsfan says: Jul 26, 2012 4:57 PM

    Why?!?! Our line is thin already

  2. adlent says: Jul 26, 2012 5:03 PM

    No matter what this guy may be as a football player, I have a lot of respect for him and his wife for adopting his late sister’s kids.

  3. johnmaddenslovechild says: Jul 26, 2012 5:04 PM

    Really? That’s a questionable trade

  4. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jul 26, 2012 5:05 PM

    Tragic story about his sister and brothers. Hopefully a new start in Chicago will do the Price family some good.

    Welcome to the Bears Brian!

  5. gallogj says: Jul 26, 2012 5:05 PM

    Who?

  6. whatthabucs says: Jul 26, 2012 5:09 PM

    What the hell??…it’s not like they are stacked in DTs

  7. Pacific NW Mark says: Jul 26, 2012 5:09 PM

    Welcome to Chicago big guy.

  8. terraj35 says: Jul 26, 2012 5:10 PM

    The man is always hurt. Gettings anything for him is a positive.

  9. terraj35 says: Jul 26, 2012 5:12 PM

    The bears dont exactly have a good recent history of d-lineman acquired from the bucs…

  10. tpa43 says: Jul 26, 2012 5:13 PM

    The no heart Glazers strike again

  11. chibears5 says: Jul 26, 2012 5:20 PM

    Seems like the Bears are always making these trades for under-performers and it just never works out. Gaines Adams, Amobi Okoye, Brandon Meriweather, and on and on. Can we quit gambling on injured with upside guys and focus on adding solid and durable already?

  12. Bretterson says: Jul 26, 2012 6:40 PM

    Yet another example of the absolutely terrible job Mark Dominik is doing as GM. He is in WAY over his head, just like Raheem was, and this team won’t improve until he is gone.

    As far as Schiano goes, he still thinks he is coaching in college the way he keeps running guys out of town. He needs to realize that the NFL operates differently very soon, and that his mediocre record at Rutgers doesn’t carry much weight. He has to earn respect just like anyone else.

  13. blackandbluedivision says: Jul 26, 2012 6:46 PM

    I hope this trade turns out better than the Gaines Adams deal. May he R.I.P. But, not because of that but because that pick got sent to NE and became Gronk.

  14. markda2nd says: Jul 26, 2012 7:26 PM

    The Bears cant lose in this situation. They are giving up a 7th round pick for a former 2nd round pick with high upside whos only 23 years old. Hes had injury issues and terrible family tragedies that have hurt his career thus far. We needed to add DT depth and this move certainly did that. Another good move by Phil Emery.

  15. donnymacjack says: Jul 26, 2012 8:27 PM

    Brian? Brian who???

  16. stugots2face says: Jul 26, 2012 9:19 PM

    Adams didn’t work out because of a tragic passing, Okoye was a steal last year Merriweather was not. That and this is a completely different pro scouting staff and GM. All teams have to make moves like this.

  17. censorshipisbad says: Jul 26, 2012 9:23 PM

    Wow.. Bucs D-Line is already thin… Maybe Price needed the change and the Bucs obliged.

  18. chi01town says: Jul 27, 2012 9:36 PM

    If Berry can stay healthy he could

    be JUST what Chicago needs to make Rodgers keep his feet moving an make him get up off the turf. Bump the greenbay WR’s at the line an Chicago WINS the North

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