WEDNESDAY, 3:17pm: Carimi’s one-year contract with the Falcons is worth a total of $840K, according to Brian McIntyre (via Twitter). The deal includes a $645K base salary, a $65K signing bonus, and $140K in “per game” roster bonuses.
Carimi, 25, was a 2011 first-round pick of the Bears. He started 16 games over two seasons, before being traded to Tampa in 2013, where he started three games. He has experience at both tackle and guard.
As Alex Marvez of Fox Sports notes on Twitter, Carimi played under current Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice when they both were with the Bears. Additionally, ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure notes that Carimi played with Tice’s son while at Wisconsin (Twitter link).