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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Rosie and Michael Gaines

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

Rosalita came out Monday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Let's see if she visits you Tuesday at the United Center. Best of luck.

And maybe, just maybe, she'll feat new Chicago tight end Michael Gaines -- who agreed to terms Monday with the Bears. (Killer segue, if I do say so myself.) Gaines, released shortly after the draft by Detroit, offers a strong blocking option to the Bears' receiving duo of Desmond Clark and Greg Olsen.

Unless Clark or Olsen is injured, Gaines will be competing for the No. 3 tight end spot. Gaines could also figure in a hybrid role as a tight end/blocking fullback, writes Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.

If he makes the team, Gaines will earn $1.25 million in 2009, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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