Chicago Bears Trade Draft Pick For DT Brian Price

By Michael J. Igyarto

The Chicago Bears have made another move to bolster their roster. Earlier today, they traded their 2013 seventh-round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for DT Brian Price. A 2010 second-round draft pick out of UCLA, Price struggled early in his rookie season with a nagging hamstring injury. He fared much better in his second season with Tampa Bay, starting 14 games, recording 24 tackles and 3 sacks.

Price will have to pass a physical before the trade can become official, but that shouldn’t be a problem since it seems like the hamstring issue is behind him. He has had some personal issues this off-season, most recently a fight with rookie Mark Barron during off-season training. Sadly, Price also lost his sister in a tragic car accident in May, and him and his wife have adopted her children.

Hopefully things turn around for the young man, and nothing better than a fresh start in Chicago. With Amobi Okoye gone, the Chicago Bears needed to replace that void, and they get it in Price. A measly seventh-round pick means Chicago also gets him at a fairly cheap price. Not bad for someone who just may be in the starting lineup come September.


Michael J. Igyarto is a featured columnist for Rant Sports

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