(born February 2
in ) is an American Football tight end
who is a practice squad
player for the Chicago Bears
of the National Football League
. He was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent
in 2007. He played college football
Mines attended Hermitage High School
in Richmond, Virginia
and was a student and a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a senior, he was a first-team Group AAA All-state selection and made 37 receptions for 674 yards and ten touchdowns.
Mines played collegiately at the University of Virginia
. He played in 42 games, starting 20. He had 68 career receptions for 737 yards and 5 touchdowns
Mines was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad
on September 2
. They signed him to the active roster on December 26, 2007.