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Bears reach deal with TE Matthew Mulligan


A tight end known for his blocking is headed to Chicago.

The Bears have reached a one-year deal with Matthew Mulligan, the club announced Tuesday night. The 6-4, 267-pound Mulligan caught a combined three passes for 22 yards in regular season and postseason play for New England in 2013. Overall, he played 339 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus data.

The 29-year-old Mulligan will compete for playing time with reserves Zach Miller, Fendi Onobun and Dante Rosario. The Bears’ top tight end, Martellus Bennett, rarely comes off the field. He played 964 snaps in 2013, according to PFF.

In addition to his stint with New England, Mulligan has played for the Dolphins (2008), Titans (2008-2009), Jets (2009-2011), Rams (2012) and Packers (2013).

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10 Responses to “Bears reach deal with TE Matthew Mulligan”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 8, 2014 8:48 PM

    Matt still has 26 NFL teams on his bucket list, and he’s 29 already.

  2. thebigwhitecat says: Apr 8, 2014 9:19 PM

    Bears best under-the radar-team in the league.

    De la Puente, Allen and now Mulligan.

  3. The Savant Chronicles says: Apr 8, 2014 9:25 PM

    In before the bad jokes about teams wanting a mulligan after signing him start flying around…

  4. jpat2424 says: Apr 8, 2014 10:18 PM

    Is there anybody the bears haven’t signed.

  5. thundergunxpres says: Apr 8, 2014 10:31 PM

    Hulk hogan just became a bears fan

  6. lks311 says: Apr 8, 2014 10:33 PM

    All kinda golf jokes to follow…

  7. grimreaper12 says: Apr 8, 2014 11:08 PM

    Good luck Mulligan. I’ll always remember your td against the Falcons on SNF. What a pass from Tom terrific!

  8. bearshaterseverywhere says: Apr 8, 2014 11:29 PM

    Competition signing. This is the new standard of Emery’s reign as GM.

  9. GBwomenrhot says: Apr 9, 2014 9:17 AM

    ….and Emery will take a TE in the 1st Rd of the Draft, OFFENSE!!!

  10. bearasstruth says: Apr 9, 2014 12:46 PM

    Emery is winning the off season GM rebuilding award for sure…

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