Tackle Gabe Carimi, lost in week two last season with a knee injury that required surgeries in November and December, has been working out at Halas Hall and says hes hoping to be back on the field in time for the teams first offseason camp in April.
Carimi told Jon Greenberg over at ESPNChicago.com that he doesnt have pain when he gets into his stance or moves around, giving a small injection of optimism into the Bears offseason.
Carimi considered his injury a freak thing, which hopefully will be one of the last for a position group that has had five different starters at right tackle alone and four different right guards in the past two seasons.
Then line coach Mike Tice dubbed Carimi the Bears best offensive lineman at the time of Carimis injury, which forced fills with Frank Omiyale and Lance Louis the final 14 games. Omiyales play put him in significant roster risk this offseason despite having a year to play on the multi-year contract he signed in 2009.