If the Bucs sign Richie Incognito, it wouldn't be the first time coach Lovie Smith has had a player with previous troubles.
Here is how has Smith handled those players when he coached the Bears from 2004-12. This incomplete list comes with some help from the San Diego Union-Tribune.
WR Brandon Marshall: Has had multiple legal problems. In 2012, the Bears traded two third-round picks to Miami for Marshall.
DT Tank Johnson: Arrested on gun charges in 2006, but was given clearance by the courts to play in the Super Bowl (he had half a sack). The Bears cut him in 2007, after another arrest.
WR Sam Hurd: Released after being arrested on federal drug charges.
RB Cedric Benson: Arrested twice on alcohol-related offenses and was cut.
LB Lance Briggs: Arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after an early-morning crash in his Lamborghini. Bears re-signed him.
TE John Gilmore: Arrested on drug charges and refusing to leave a bar. Bears kept him.
CB Ricky Manning: Had a previous assault charge when the Bears tried to add him. Was arrested for assault on the day he signed an offer sheet with the Bears and was suspended for a game by the NFL. Played two years with Chicago.
WR David Terrell: Arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and showing up to court late. The Bears waived him.
Matt Baker, Times staff writer