Free agent analysis: Pats may upgrade from Mulligan

Free agent analysis: Pats may upgrade from Mulligan
February 6, 2014, 5:15 pm
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This week, Tom E. Curran continues his examination of the Patriots’ potential free agents. Now: Matthew Mulligan. Earlier today: Michael Hoomanawanui. Tomorrow: Ryan Wendell and Will Svitek.

Matthew Mulligan is on his sixth NFL team. He’s been kicking around the league since 2008. He’s got 16 catches in 65 games. In 15 games with the Patriots this season, he caught two passes. He was targeted three times. One of his catches was for a touchdown.
He’s got two touchdowns in his career.
So, clearly, he’s got value aside from things that show up on the stat sheet. He’s a blocking tight end or – in reality – an extra tackle.
He’s a minimum salary type of player who – if the Patriots can – will probably try to upgrade.
As a free agent, Mulligan will be hard-pressed to find much in the way of interest. He’s a get-in-where-you-fit-in kind of player.