The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Gabe Carimi.
Carimi was selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft (29th overall) by the Chicago Bears. After failing at right tackle, he kicked inside to right guard where he wasn’t successful, either. He was traded two seasons later to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who cut him just seven days ago.
This much is clear: Carimi is a bust. Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice spent time with Carimi in Chicago, so it’s likely he had a lot to do with this signing. There’s a chance he may be able to get something out of the tackle, but if he doesn’t, it’s still low-risk.
I doubt Carimi opens the season as a starter, if he lasts.