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Insider Analysis: TE Michael Gaines

TE Michael Gaines (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

The Chicago Bears have been searching for a big blocking tight end since losing John Gilmore as a free agent this past offseason. Kellen Davis was not able to fill that role in '08. Can Michael Gaines do that job this year? Lions expert Nate Caminata drops by with an insider's take on Gaines.

Offensive coordinator Ron Turner has quite a few components of his system that are an absolute must, with a third tight end that can be effective in short-yardage and goal-line situations being one of them. The Monsters of the Midway had a good one for a while in John Gilmore, as the former Penn State Nittany Lion was an excellent blocker on the end of the line of scrimmage, caught the ball... Recommended Stories