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Bears Looking for Blocking Specialist

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

When tight end John Gilmore signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending six seasons in a Bears uniform, few fans in Chicago so much as said a word about it.

Now, one year removed from his departure, the Bears are beginning to realize what they lost.

Gilmore wasn't flashy. He scored only three touchdowns during his time in Chicago, and hauled in a mere 21 passes. His contributions weren't the type that could be measured by statistics. But he was always there, whether it was double tight end sets, heavy red zone formations, or kick returns.

Given the success of the spread offense in the college game, tight ends are rapidly changing from undersized offensive linemen to oversized wide r...

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