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Lovie Smith’s Season (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Tight end John Gilmore is spending the day with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and evaluating a three year offer from the team.  It would be a good move for Gilmore considering the Bears have Desmond Clark and Greg Olsen locked up at tight end.  He could get good playing time and is a quality tight end.  I wish him well.

Lance Briggs is also reportedly going to visit with Tampa Bay, but I would be shocked if he signs with anyone other than the San Francisco 49ers, who will probably offer him the big contract he is hoping to land this off season.

Bernard Berrian is following the route of former Bear wide receivers Justin Gage and Bobby Wade by visiting with the Minnesota Vikings today and will soon meet with the Tennessee Titans.  It will be interesting to see if Berrian signs with either team that have just as much, if not more problems at quarterback than the Bears.  He may take a page of the book of the Marty Booker guide to 15 minutes of fame and leave town a popular Bear and be a forgotten name in a few years.  I guess being paid several million a year to block a cornerback and let Adrian Peterson hit the running lane isn’t such a bad gig. 

I said yesterday the Bears should move to lock up Tommie Harris.  Instead they are spending today working on locking up Brian Urlacher, who is already signed for the next four years.  Way to go guys, you never cease to make me shake my head.

Remember that guy Brian Griese?  The Bears are trying to trade him because they must think no other team in the league is smart enough to figure out they will probably cut him anyway.  Really making me proud here guys. 

This is really proving to be a disasterous start to free agency. 

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