ST. LOUIS You ask Lance Kendricks about the new guy in town. You want to know more about the arrival's impact. You want to know what he means for the St. Louis Rams' depth at tight end, what he'll do on Sundays to make memories. You want to know what makes him tick.
You ask Kendricks about Matthew Mulligan the former New York Jets tight end who signed as a free agent with the Rams in March and the second-year player cracks a smile. He chuckles. He says Mulligan is a strong guy, a weight-room guy something that becomes obvious when you see the 27-year-old's 6-foot-4, 265-pound frame later on the recent afternoon.
But mostly, Mulligan is a joker. Hilarious, Kendricks says. The new guy was signed to add another name to the depth chart, but he's already remembered for more.
"That guy's funny," Kendricks says.
This fall, though, Mulligan hopes his play is no laughing matter. He inked a two-year deal with the Rams more for his heart than his hands.
The reason? Mulligan is known ...