Found April 07, 2013 on Packer Update:
Former Ram Matt Mulligan is a physical run blocker with limited receiving skills Three weeks after losing tight end Tom Crabtree, the Packers may have found his replacement. Matt Mulligan agreed to terms Sunday on a one-year deal. The 28-year-old was released by the Rams last month. Mulligan caught a career-high 8 passes last season, but he earns his living as a run blocker. At 265 pounds, the former Maine star gets good positioning and understands angles. He also shows nice leg drive to push defenders off the line. His biggest issues are his feet and his penchant for committing penalties. He can be exposed in space and he wore out his welcome with the Jets in 2011 by being flagged 9 times. The Packers currently have 6 tight ends under contract, but only Jermichael Finley is assured of a roster spot. Andrew Quarless hasn’t played a down since tearing his ACL in December of 2011, Ryan Taylor and D.J. Williams have been nondescript through their first two seasons in the NFL and Brandon Bostick is still learning how to play the position after spending his college career as an oversized wide receiver. Mulligan reportedly chose Green Bay over San Francisco. It’s no surprise that the 49ers were very interested. He’s the type of physical player general manager Trent Ballke and coach Jim Harbaugh covet. He’s also the type of physical player the Packers need more of on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
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