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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

Titans want to interview Tice for coordinator job

Posted Feb. 13, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Days after Tennessee was denied permission to talk to Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan for its coordinator job, the Titans have asked to interview Bears OL coach Mike Tice, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Former Bear Dent has patience rewarded

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
It took longer than he would have liked, but former Bears DE Richard Dent said Wednesday the wait to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was worth it.

One displaced fan's Super Bowl nightmare

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Sheryl Cerkleski thought she was taking her cancer-free brothers to the Super Bowl as part of a dream weekend. Once they arrived at Cowboys Stadium, it became a nightmare.

Report: Bears expected to sign P McGee

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
The Bears are expected to sign P Richmond McGee to a reserve/futures contract this week, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Vikings' Madieu Williams named Walter Payton Man of the Year

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Vikings S Madieu Williams was named the 2010 recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Bears sign WR Fantuz to future contract

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The Bears have signed WR Andy Fantuz to a reserve/future contract.

Bears hire Phair as D-line coach

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Bears hired Mike Phair as their defensive line coach Thursday, with the former Seahawks assistant succeeding Eric Washington, who joined Ron Rivera's staff in Carolina on Monday.

Eagles interview Hoke for DC position

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Bears DB coach Jon Hoke interviewed for the Eagles' vacant defensive coordinator position, the team confirmed Monday.

Washington named Panthers' D-line coach

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Panthers hired Eric Washington on Monday to be the team's new defensive line coach. Washington coached the Bears' defensive line in 2010, a unit that helped the team rank second in rushing defense.

Bears VP Tim McCaskey passes away

Posted Jan. 30, 2011 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Sunday evening that team vice president Tim McCaskey has passed away. He had battled cancer over the past 17 months.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says giving Lovie Smith a contract extension this offseason would be "the dumbest thing the Bears could do right now," and that re-signing Danieal Manning would only make sense if he's coming back at the ...

SLB Tinoisamoa facing uncertain future

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Heading into an offseason in which he's due to become an unrestricted free agent, Bears SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa said he's unsure if he will be back with the Bears or even if he'll be playing with any ...

Peppers fined $10,000 for helmet hit

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
A punishing hit on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the NFC championship game will cost Bears DE Julius Peppers some serious cash.

Another season gone by, but little learned

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
With Bears fans reflecting on the 2010 season, Brian Tucker attempts to answer some of the key questions facing the team this offseason.

Bears hire O'Dea to become assistant special-teams coach

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Kevin O'Dea has agreed to become the Bears' assistant special-teams coach, replacing Chris Tabor, who left the position to become the Browns' special-teams coordinator earlier this week.

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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