A few minutes with … Gabe Carimi

Bears rookie OT Gabe Carimi took a break from his visit to NFL Network on Friday to discuss how he’s filling his offseason, which nickname he likes best and his favorite food.

Why is this prospect different from other prospects?

What does Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi have in common with Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax? Leave it to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt to uncover the combine tidbit of the day. You guessed it. Not only is Carimi Jewish, he is true enough to his faith that he will follow in Koufax’s footsteps and doesn’t plan to give up strict observance of the high holidays. And that means no working during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which traditionally fall during the first month of the NFL season. Carimi is prepared to let teams at the combine know they have no reason to worry. He told Brandt that he will explain to teams during the interview process in Indianapolis that he has […]

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