Gaines signs one-year deal with Bears

Updated: May 12, 2009, 8:46 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The Chicago Bears continued to add to their tight end stockpile on Monday evening, agreeing to terms with free agent Michael Gaines.

Gaines, 29, has always been a blocking tight end, and he will fill that role with the Bears.

He signed a one-year contract, choosing the Bears over the New York Jets, who he also visited last week. Financial details of the contract were not yet available.

Gaines will be the fifth tight end on the Chicago roster. But none of the players at the ...

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