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Gilmore contract details

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Ex-Bears tight end John Gilmore collected a $1 million signing bonus when he signed his three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday morning, according to

Gilmore's deal is worth $3 million with a base salary of $750,000 this season, $1 million in 2009 and $1.25 million in 2010.

The Bears were offering Gilmore the minimum salary each season in contract negotiations. That would have resulted in base salaries of $730,000, $745,000 and $760,000 over the course of the deal, a difference of $235,000.

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No hard feelings there..... I'll miss (happy) Gilmore, but he put his time in, he deserves everything he got. Plus at least he won't have to shovel snow in TB....congrats John, Just wish our bears stepped up for you..

PS- please don't embarass our bears when you play here next season! LOL

What's the status with Bryant Johnson? Are we going to bring him in or not? I know he was in Buffalo but I don't think he signed.


Johnson did not sign with Buffalo, nor is he scheduled right now for a visit with either Tampa Bay or Washington, so hopefully the Bears are on the phone with his agent Joel Siegal, who the Bears have a solid working relationship. Johnson is definitely worth looking into. At age 26, and playing behind Fitzgerald and Boldin, he has alot of upside. I also think playing for Joe Pa at Penn State is a plus. He should be well adjusted and disciplined.

Embarass our Bears? What? I'm sure he'll really makes waves against our linebackers. Clown.

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