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ESimsfan87
03-03-2008, 09:00 AM
but apparently we've signed a Tight End. From John Clayton and the Worldwide Leader-

"The Detroit Lions, shifting from a Mike Martz passing offense to a run-oriented offense, reached a four-year, $10 million agreement with Buffalo Bills tight end Michael Gaines.

Included in the deal is $3 million in guarantees. Gaines started his career as a blocking tight end in Carolina and ended up going to Buffalo, where he developed some of his receiving skills last season.

The Lions hope he can be a 40-catch tight end, but they are counting on him to improve their run blocking.

-- John Clayton, ESPN.com "

Gaines statline from last year: REC 25 | YDS 215 | TD 2

lionsfan81
03-03-2008, 09:25 AM
He was cut from Carolina and the Bills signed him during the season. I'm not quite sure what he's done to warrant $10 million over 4 years. Ask Bills fans about him and most didn't seem to think he was very good. Also Buffalo really needs another TE and they didn't resign him, so that should be a red flag right there.

Scotty D
03-03-2008, 01:56 PM
Dan Campbell, Casey Fitzsimmons, Sean Mchugh, Michael Gaines. Seems like a lot of money for a group of mediocrity.

Addict
03-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Dan Campbell, Casey Fitzsimmons, Sean Mchugh, Michael Gaines. Seems like a lot of money for a group of mediocrity.

sure does... But who knows, maybe he'll be decent.

fischbowl
03-03-2008, 06:42 PM
congrats, Lions Fans. Enjoy him I'm glad he went nowhere in the division let alone anyone in the AFC. I loved Gaines he was a personal favorite, and I now sulk alone