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Top Five Offseason Moves: #5 Not Retaining Matthew Mulligan

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June 12, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tight end Matthew Mulligan (82) catches during minicamp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
June 12, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tight end Matthew Mulligan (82) catches during minicamp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

This is the first post in a series recapping the Jets' offseason. We will take a look at the five best moves the team made and the five worst moves. The fifth best move is simply not retaining a player, Matthew Mulligan.

The term "addition by subtraction" is throw around too frequently these days. Usually even the worst player brings something to the table. In truth, Mulligan was a decent run blocker, but he did everything he could to negate that positive with some killer holding penalties, most notably one in Buffalo that negated a 41 yard run. He had an incredible 9 penalties in 403 plays, including a jaw-dropping 6 presnap penalties. He also couldn't run routes and had bad hands.

Amazingly enough, I have seen some Rams fans think Mulligan will be a good addition and that his problems were coaching (ignoring their team now owns that same coaching.) Good luck with that.

Any functional blocker will be an upgrade for the Jets. That is why simply not retaining Mulligan is one of the team's best offseason moves.