The Buccaneers traded DT Brian Price for the Bears for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick, pending a physical, the teams announced Thursday.
Price, a second-round pick in 2010, played in only five games as a rookie. He was placed on injured reserve that year with a pelvic fracture.
Last season, Price played in 15 games with 14 starts and had 24 tackles and three sacks. In Week 13, Price was ejected from a game by then-head coach Raheem Morris after drawing an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty.
This offseason, Price reportedly got in a fight with rookie S Mark Barron. He missed most of the spring practices after his older sister Bridget died in a car accident. Two of Price’s brothers were killed when he was younger. He planned to adopt his sister’s children.
Price joins Matt Toeaina, Henry Melton and Stephen Paea among the Bears' defensive tackles.
The way we see it
Price has been mourning the passing of his sister and reportedly was struggling to keep food down and having trouble sleeping. If he can stay healthy, Price has the potential to be a very nice fit in Chicago, where depth at defensive tackle was a top need.