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Steelers Ink TE John Gilmore; Long Snapper Greg Warren

The Steelers have found themselves a backup TE for Heath Miller, coming to terms with free agent tight end John Gilmore. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The 31-year-old Gilmore has 52 receptions for 524 yards and five touchdowns during his nine-year career with the Bears and Buccaneers, where Gilmore has caught 31 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns over the last three seasons.

Gilmore will backup Miller, a spot the Steelers have been trying to address since losing Matt Spaeth to the Bears.

In addition to Gilmore, the Steelers announced that veteran long-snapper Greg Warren has agreed to a two-year contract. Warren has handled the Steelers’ snapping duties since 2005.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. SBSteelers

    August 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    No one thinks much about the long snapper – until he gets hurt then all he_ll breaks loose. Glad to see Warren re-enlisted with the corps. He deserves a story or two.

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