Rams Sign Matthew Mulligan

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Matthew Mulligan #82 of the New York Jets drops the ball after being hit by Quentin Groves #52 of the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter during an NFL football game at the O.co Coliseum September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Rams signed former Jets tight end Matthew Mulligan yesterday. It was a two year contract.

Mulligan, 6-4, 255, is a blocking tight end and a potential replacement for unrestricted free agent Billy Bajema, whom the Rams don’t appear to be interested in re-signing. Mulligan, 27, has appeared in 34 NFL games with 11 starts _ all with the Jets _ but has only six catches for 60 yards in that span. Mulligan visited Rams Park last week.

Like many of you, I have been less than overwhelmed by the offseason the Jets have had, but Mulligan's departure is addition by subtraction. This just shows it can always be worse. How is it even possible to have 9 penalties when you are only in for 403 snaps? He was second on the team in penalties even though he only was in for 41% of the team's snaps. He also added only 5 catches for 58 yards as a receiver.

First the Rams take Brian Schottenheimer. Now it is Mulligan. They seem to be trying to recreate the worst elements of the Jets' 2011 offense. Could a move for Wayne Hunter be far behind?

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