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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

To get deal done, Bears would open books

Posted March 26, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Bears president Ted Phillips told the Chicago Sun-Times that the team would release its financials if the league decides that would get a deal done.

Buddy Ryan diagnosed with cancer

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
Former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan, the father of current NFL coaches Rex and Rob Ryan, has cancer, according to the New York Daily News.

Kickoff changes hurt the sport

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
Kickoffs are one of the most exciting — and dangerous — plays in football. According to PFW's Eli Kaberon, they shouldn't be altered.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Bears weighing options behind Cutler at quarterback

Posted March 18, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Chicago might opt to carry only Jay Cutler and Caleb Hanie, if he's back, at quarterback next season, but a developmental rookie could get a chance to make the roster.

Liuget, Leshoure stand out at Illinois' pro day

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
DT Corey Liuget and RB Mikel Leshoure stood out at Illinois' pro day in limited workouts. LB Martez Wilson started slowly but improved as the day went on.

Owners, teams react to lockout

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Teams and owners released statements or spoke to media members on Saturday, reacting to the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 and what it means for fans.

Bears CEO Phillips: 'Immediate focus' on draft

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips said the team's immediate focus is on April's NFL draft and that the Bears Expo will go on as scheduled.

Bears positional analysis: Specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
This is the ninth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series concludes with an analysis of Chicago's special-teams situation.

Bears positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
This is the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's DB situation.

Bears restructure Peppers' contract

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
The Bears have restructured the contract of DE Julius Peppers, creating more cap space for the team next season, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Bears positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
This is the seventh of position-by-position looks at the Bears personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's LB situation.

Bears positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
This is the sixth of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's DL situation.

NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC North.

Bears release Harris, two others

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Monday that they have released DT Tommie Harris, LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and OT Kevin Shaffer.

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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