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Tom Zbikowski

Tom Zbikowski - #36 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 05/22/1985
Birthplace Park Ridge, IL
College Notre Dame
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 3rd round, 23rd pick by Ravens

Bears WR Knox working to make demotion short-lived

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Bears are leaving open the possibility of reinstalling WR Johnny Knox as a starter and demoting free-agent addition Roy Williams.

Thomas injury overshadows Giants' win over Bears

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:15 a.m. ET
The Giants had a near perfect night against Chicago, except for the season-ending knee injury to starting cornerback Terrell Thomas.

Falcons DE Abraham expecting best from Bears O-line

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
PFW asked Falcons DE John Abraham if he and his fellow defensive linemen are licking their chops as they prepare for the Bears' offensive line in Week One.

Man on a mission

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Bears DE Israel Idonije makes his presence felt on the field, and away from the game he's helping improve the lives of children around the world.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Lovie's kickoff-rule curve ball

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
Lovie Smith thumbed his nose at the NFL's rule change for kickoffs by having the Bears twice kick off from the 30-yard-line in their preseason opener.

Report: Bears DE Wootton could miss four weeks

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Bears DE Corey Wootton, who was injured in the team's preseason opener on Saturday evening, could miss up to four weeks due to meniscus damage in his right knee.

Cutler on run; Bears beat Bills 10-3

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 11:19 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler played just one series and watched as the Bears beat the Bills 10-3 on Saturday night even though the offensive line did little to ease any lingering concerns.

Bears hope to avoid tinkering with O-line

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
We wouldn't rule out seeing some moving pieces on the interior O-line, but the Bears want to keep changes in the front five to a minimum.

Bears waive Gutierrez, Dierking

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Bears announced they waived QB Matt Gutierrez and RB Dan Dierking on Monday.

Bears forced to cancel Friday night's FanFest practice

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
The Bears' FanFest practice scheduled for Soldier Field on Friday night was cancelled late Friday afternoon because of unsafe field conditions.

Cutler is not quite fantasy starter material

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler should be more comfortable in Mike Martz's scheme this season, but will better familiarity lead to better results?

Bears need young D-linemen to step up

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
There's a group of younger players on the D-line that could be stepping into significant roles this season and their ability to rise to the occasion, or not, will have a lot to do with how the defense fares ...

C Kreutz signs with Saints

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Saints reached an agreement with former Bears C Olin Kruetz on Friday.

Five key questions facing the Bears

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr asks and answers five key questions for the Bears as they head into the 2011 season.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 23, 2013
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Zbikowski.||||||| The Notre Dame alum and professional boxer has appeared in 64 games with 25 starts over five seasons with Indianapolis in 2012 and with Baltimore from 2008 to 2011. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Zbikowski recorded 89 tackles, three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and two sacks during those seasons.
Posted March 15, 2013
The Colts have released Zbikowski after one season with the team. When the Colts signed Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry to a four-year, $24 million contract late Wednesday night, Zbikowski became expendable.||||||| The Notre Dame alum and professional boxer followed coach Chuck Pagano and teammates Brandon McKinney and Cory Redding from Baltimore to Indy last season. He started 11 games, finishing with 47 tackles, one sack and one interception while returning six kickoffs for 123 yards.
Posted Nov. 30, 2012
Zbikowski returned to start Sunday's playoff game against his former team.||||||| Zbikowski had not played since Nov. 25.
Posted March 17, 2012
On Saturday, the team signed Zbikowski. The safety is the second former Baltimore player to join new coach Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis. Details of the contract were not immediately available.||||||| The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder played the past four seasons in Baltimore. He has 49 career tackles, two interceptions, one sack and 58 special teams tackles since joining the NFL. He played in college at Notre Dame.
Posted April 26, 2011
An adviser to Zbikowski says the Baltimore Ravens safety is disputing a positive drug test administered after a weekend boxing match in Oklahoma.||||||| Zbikowski fought Saturday at the WinStar World Casino, knocking out Blake Warner of Oklahoma City in the first round and improving his record to 4-0. Sixteen fighters underwent drug tests and five of them came back positive. A tribal spokeswoman says the Chickasaw Nation Gaming Commission suspended those fighters for 45 days. Zbikowski's manager, Mike Joyce of Chicago, says he's been told Zbikowski tested positive for traces of a substance found in marijuana.

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