Gaines signed a one-year deal with the Bears in May, but he was inactive for two of the four games this season. The Bears always considered having a fourth tight end a luxury, so when Desmond Clark returned from a rib injury before the bye, Gaines was deemed expendable.
4hJackie MacMullan and Brian Windhorst
1dTristan H. Cockcroft
22hKyle Bonagura and Mitch Sherman