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Gilmore signs deal with Bucs

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John Gilmore is officially a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He signed his three-year contract this morning after passing a team physical.

The Buccaneers have a visit upcoming with another tight end, Ben Troupe, as they work to overhaul the position. Gilmore was identified for his skill blocking.

The Bears will need to find a third tight end now, or give Fontel Mines an opportunity. Mines, the converted wide receiver from Virginia, spent most of last season on the practice squad before being promoted to the 53-man roster in December.

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John Gilmore was a third string TE and Special Teamer making over $1M as it was and to pay him more than the league minimum would be ridiculous

It's great he got his personal worth from TB, but, Fontel Mines will be more than sufficient
in his role..NO BIGGIE!

Next to go.......(2007 Player Team Salary rankings)

3 Ricky Manning Jr. $6,591,765
4 Adam Archuleta $5,587,310
7 Terrence Metcalf $4,122,733
21 Brian Griese $1,500,000

24 John Gilmore $1,060,000

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We will miss John Gilmore for what he brought here to the Bears, He was a great blocking TE one that every running team need. And a qauilty person Good luck John.

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