The Chicago Bears acquired Price from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a trade on Thursday that sent a 2013 seventh-round draft pick to the Bucs in exchange for the 2010 second-round defensive tackle.
The Bears are now without third- and seventh-round picks in 2013.
Price has battled serious injury, and even more serious tragedy, during his two seasons in the League. But, he’s also shown that when healthy, he can be a legitimate threat among any defensive line.
The trade for Price was contingent on him passing a physical with the Bears.
There was some concern as to whether or not Price would pass. It was reported today that he failed his physical with the Bucs on Thursday after suffering an injury during sprints forced him to stop.
Trainers for the Buccaneers speculated that Price may have torn or aggravated some scar tissue from his most recent hamstring surgery. They thought the injury may keep him sidelined for a couple of days.
Due to current CBA regulations, Price will not be eligible to participate in practice at Bears’ training camp until Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 P.M. practice.