Bucs sign TE Gilmore, DE Wilkerson

TAMPA, Fla. -- Free-agent tight end John Gilmore and defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Gilmore, who entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2002, played the past six seasons with the Chicago Bears. He has appeared in 86 regular- season games, starting 10, and has 21 receptions for 194 yards and three touchdowns.

Wilkerson, who entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick by the Chiefs in 2003, played the past five seasons with the Chiefs. He has 97 career tackles, one sack, six passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 41 special teams tackles.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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