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Tom Zbikowski will sign with the Bears
Buffalo Grove and Notre Dame safety Tom Zbikowski is expected to sign with the Bears, according to league sources.
The deal could be finalized later today.
A third-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens, he started 14 games in four seasons. Last season, he started 11 games for the Indianapolis Colts, finishing with 38 tackles, one sack, five passes defended and one interception. He also returned six kickoffs for 123 yards.
Zbikowski has also generated headlines as a professional boxer. He’s got a 4-0 record with his last fight in April 2011.
At Buffalo Grove High School, he was a dual-threat quarterback, setting several school records.
Chris Conte and Major Wright are the Bears’ starting safeties, but Zbikowski, 27, provides a veteran with starting experience and the versatility to help on special teams.
UPDATE: The Bears confirmed my report. A league source says it’s a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum of $715,000.