Buccaneers sign Gilmore

John Gilmore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and tight end John Gilmore have completed their negotiations and have agreed to a contract.

Don't know who John Gilmore is? Bucsblitz.com's Matthew Postins broke down Gilmore's career and looked at the impact Gilmore could have on the roster, with help from Bearreport.com's John Crist, who covered Gilmore in Chicago. Click here to find out more about Gilmore.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed TE John Gilmore. Terms were not disclosed.

Gilmore played his first six seasons (2002-07) with the Chicago Bears and saw action in 86 regular season games with 10 starts, and appeared in four playoff contests. His career numbers include 21 receptions for 194 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 30 special teams tackles. Gilmore entered the league as a sixth-round selection (196th overall) by New Orleans in the 2002 NFL Draft.

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Matthew Postins covers the Buccaneers for BucsBlitz.com and the Charlotte Sun-Herald in Port Charlotte, Fla. An award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers Association, he appears frequently on Scot Brantley Show from 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WHBO 1470-AM in Tampa-Clearwater.

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