Bears OL Carimi still settling in to NFLLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears right tackle Gabe Carimi insists he doesn't feel like a rookie anymore.
He feels he has adjusted to life in the NFL even if he's still experiencing the occasional growing pain on the field after missing most of last year because of a knee injury. He had a few against Jacksonville last week in a 41-3 romp, tempering what he believes was an otherwise solid performance.
Carimi got flagged for holding in the first half and had a particularly rough time on the opening drive of the third quarter, giving up the lone sack against Jay Cutler and committing false starts on back-to-back plays after Chicago drove to the 3.
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