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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

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Every day this week, a different Pro Football Weekly editor will offer a prediction on the NFC championship this Sunday along with a brief explanation supporting his pick. Making today’s pick is PFW associate editor Eli Kaberon.

Bears' 60-second rant: Cutler’s play doing the talking

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
The obsession with analyzing his demeanor is probably not going away, but with his play on the field, Jay Cutler is making all that talk a side story in the background of a more meaningful tale.

Packers 30-second rant: New-wave style vs. old-school substance

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
In the first of two rants this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush contrasts the state-of-the-art football styles that will be on center stage in Soldier Field this Sunday with the decidedly old-school mentality that fuels ...

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' battle against the archrival Bears in the NFC championship game Sunday at Soldier Field.

Title games couldn't be more intriguing

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
It would be difficult to overhype the conference championship games, writes Hub Arkush, with matchups such as Darrelle Revis vs. Ben Roethlisberger.

Bears sign QB Gutierrez to future contract

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
The Bears signed QB Matt Gutierrez to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Every day this week, a different Pro Football Weekly editor will offer a prediction on the NFC championship this Sunday along with a brief explanation supporting his pick. Making today’s pick is PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain.

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Monday

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
Every day this week, a different Pro Football Weekly editor will offer a prediction on the NFC championship game this Sunday along with a brief explanation supporting his pick. PFW’s lead-off prognosticator is senior editor Eric Edholm.

CBS' blame game and Fox's arrogance

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Barry Jackson gives his playoff commentary from the couch.

Packers-Bears III could be one for the books

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Look for the ratings to go through the roof next Sunday afternoon when Mike McCarthy’s troops soldier on in Soldier Field against the Bears in the third matchup this season between these arch-rivals in this season’s NFC championship.

Bears' win sets up rematch with Packers

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Bears' 35-24 dismantling of overmatched Seattle on Sunday sets up the biggest game in their 90-year series with the Packers. Chicago and Green Bay will play for the 182nd time next Sunday, but their first meeting for the NFC ...

Inactives for Seahawks-Bears

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Both the Seahawks and Bears are relatively healthy for this point in the season, proven by their inactive lists for today's divisional playoff game at Soldier Field. No key contributor for either team is out due to injury.

Bears-Seahawks prediction

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Seahawks are beaming after their upset win last week, but they are not going to pull off another surprise at Soldier Field.

First playoff not always golden for QBs

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Participating in one's first playoff game can lead to less-than-desirable results for any quarterback, as Chiefs QB Matt Cassel found out in the wild-card round. The NFList looks at how the seven quarterbacks in the divisional round — minus Jay ...

Bears TE Olsen finds positives despite drop in numbers

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Those looking for confirmation that TE Greg Olsen is not a great fit in offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system have evidence to point to in Olsen's individual numbers from the regular 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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