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Article posted: 4/20/2013 4:17 PM

Zbikowski ready to fight for job with Bears

Buffalo Grove star Zbikowski ready to show Bears he has a lot of game left

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Safety Tom Zbikowski, of Buffalo Grove, works out during Bears minicamp at Halas Hall as he prepares to earn a roster spot with his third NFL team.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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A former quarterback at Buffalo Grove High School, Tom Zbikowski was a special teams star and backup safety for the Baltimore Ravens before joining the Indianapolis Colts last season. Now he's a member of the Bears.

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Bears running back Matt Forte tries to break a tackle by Indianapolis Colts defensive back Tom Zbikowski during the Bears 2012 season opener at Soldier Field in Chicago. Zbikowski, a former Notre Dame star, signed with the Bears this season.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Green Bay Packers' Jermichael Finley pulls in a touchdown pass as former Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski tries to break it up.

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Former Buffalo Grove quarterback Tom Zbikowski takes off on a touchdown run during the 2002 IHSA football playoffs. Zbikowski also played defensive back for the Bison.

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After four years with the Baltimore Ravens and a year with the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Grove High School graduate Tom Zbikowski is back home after being signed by the Bears. The feisty safety,special teams standout and professional boxer isn't being handed anything, and he's competing for playing time in a crowded secondary. But that's fine with him; he's always been up for a fight.
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    • Safety Tom Zbikowski, of Buffalo Grove, works out during Bears minicamp at Halas Hall as he prepares to earn a roster spot with his third NFL team.
    • A former quarterback at Buffalo Grove High School, Tom Zbikowski was a special teams star and backup safety for the Baltimore Ravens before joining the Indianapolis Colts last season. Now he’s a member of the Bears.
    • Bears running back Matt Forte tries to break a tackle by Indianapolis Colts defensive back Tom Zbikowski during the Bears 2012 season opener at Soldier Field in Chicago. Zbikowski, a former Notre Dame star, signed with the Bears this season.
    • Green Bay Packers’ Jermichael Finley pulls in a touchdown pass as former Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski tries to break it up.
    • Former Buffalo Grove quarterback Tom Zbikowski takes off on a touchdown run during the 2002 IHSA football playoffs. Zbikowski also played defensive back for the Bison.
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