TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Steelers sign free agent tight end

Steelers/NFL Videos

Mark Kaboly podcasts

  • Loading...
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011
 

The Steelers have agreed to terms with veteran free agent tight John Gilmore.

The 6-foot-5, 257-pound Penn State graduate started 11 games for Tampa Bay last year and caught 13 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.

Gilmore, 31, played six years for Chicago and the past three with the Buccaneers.

The Steelers lost backup free agent tight end Matt Spaeth to Chicago last week.

Gilmore will compete with David Johnson for the backup spot behind Heath Miller.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Steelers re-sign WR Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal
  2. Steelers notebook: Team seek ease on West Coast travel
  3. Tomlin expects Steelers offense to grow
  4. Steelers notebook: Harrison return complicated by LeBeau, Titans
  5. Steelers notebook: Safety Mitchell could move to replace Polamalu
  6. Steelers notebook: Cornerback need will wait until draft
  7. Tomlin eyes Steelers’ return to defensive success this season
  8. Rooney not expecting much more out of free agency for Steelers
  9. Steelers re-sign LB Harrison to 2-year deal
  10. Free agent LB Worilds surprises with announcement of retirement
  11. Harrison writes he is deciding between signing with Steelers or Titans