ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions signed free agent tight end Michael Gaines, who is coming off the best season of his four-year NFL career.
The 6-foot-3, 277-pound Gaines made 25 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns in his only season with the Buffalo Bills.
Gaines is expected to be used primarily as a blocking back, since the Lions are looking to improve their running attack. The signing was announced Monday.
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