Bears sign TE Matthew Mulligan

The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with TE Matthew Mulligan.

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with TE Matthew Mulligan on a one-year contract.

The 6-4, 267-pound Mulligan has appeared in 65 games with 24 starts over five seasons with the New York Jets (2009-11), St. Louis Rams (2012) and New England Patriots (2013), grabbing 16 receptions for 160 yards (10.0 ypr) and two touchdowns. He has appeared in six postseason contests with one start, grabbing a six-yard reception. He has appeared in at least 15 games in each of the last three seasons.

Mulligan originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2008 out of Maine. He has appeared on the practice squads of Miami (2008), Tennessee (2008) and the New York Jets (2009) and spent the 2013 preseason with the Green Bay Packers.


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