Mulligan caught his only target for minus-two yards during Saturday's playoff game against the Seahawks.
Mulligan's catch resulted in a failed fourth-down conversion attempt and perfectly encapsulates the disappointing performance of Detroit's entire receiving corps. Signed in November after failing to survive final cuts out of training camp, Mulligan finished the regular season with just one catch for eight yards across eight games. As he's almost exclusively deployed as an in-line blocking tight end, Mulligan is highly unlikely to attain fantasy relevance all of a sudden in 2017.
Mulligan was re-signed by the Lions on Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Mulligan was surprisingly cut by the Lions right before the beginning of the regular season but was brought back after Cole Wick (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. At this point, he will likely serve as a reserve tight end, currently sitting behind the likes of Eric Ebron, Khari Lee, and Clay Harbor on the depth chart.
Mulligan was released by the Lions on Monday, The Detroit News reports.
This move comes as a bit of a head-scratcher since Mulligan appeared to be Detroit's top in-line tight end with Brandon Pettigrew (knee) still residing on the team's PUP list. However, this could alternatively be seen as a vote of confidence from GM Bob Quinn regarding the status of Pettigrew's recovery and subsequent chance of starting Week 1. Nonethless, Mulligan's release especially bodes well for both Cole Wick's and Andrew Quarless' odds of cracking the final 53-man roster.
Mulligan (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reports.
The nature of Mulligan's injury is unclear, but he is not expected to be dealing with anything long-term. Mulligan had been serving as Detroit's primary blocking tight end while Brandon Pettigrew (knee) resided on the PUP list to begin training camp, and was tabbed as the team's No. 2 tight end behind Eric Ebron (leg) on the first unofficial depth chart of the preseason. Now, with Ebron currently sidelined as well, the Lions will be without their top-three overall tight ends for the foreseeable future.
The Lions have signed Mulligan, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Mulligan gives the Lions some added tight end depth, with Brandon Pettigrew still recovering from a torn ACL. Once Pettigrew recovers from his injury, look for Mulligan to compete with Tim Wright for the Lions' No. 3 tight end job behind presumed starter Eric Ebron and Pettigrew.
Mulligan was released by the Bills on Tuesday, WKBW's Joe Buscaglia reports.
Mulligan, a 30-year-old blocking specialist, has just 17 catches in 81 career games. For the corresponding transaction, fellow tight end Nick O'Leary was promoted from the practice squad.
The Bills signed tight end Matthew Mulligan, the team announced Thursday.
Mulligan, 30, has a total of 16 receptions for 160 yards and two touchdowns in his seven-year career.
The Titans placed tight end Brett Brackett (knee) on injured reserve and promoted tight end Matthew Mulligan from the practice squad, the team announced.
The Cardinals waived running back Michael Bush and tight end Matthew Mulligan Friday, reports the team’s website.
The Cardinals signed Bush to help provide backfield depth, but Bush never received a carry for the Cardinals.
With two open roster spots, the Cardinals promoted running back Kerwynn Williams from the team's practice squad and activated linebacker Matt Shaughnessy from short-term IR.
The Cardinals play the Chiefs Week 14.
The Cardinals have listed, WR Larry Fitzgerald, RB Michael Bush, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Kenny Demens, DT Alameda Ta'amu, DT Ed Stinson and TE Matthew Mulligan as inactive for Week 13 against the Falcons.
Fitzgerald is dealing with a knee injury. He was unable to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but put in limited work on Friday. Bush is still learning the system, and will not play this week. Demens and Stinson were ruled out prior to Sunday.
The Cardinals have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks: wide Larry Fitzgerald (knee), defensive tackles Ed Stinson (toe) and Alameda Ta’amu, running back Kerwynn Williams, tight end Matthew Mulligan and linebackers Desmond Bishop and Glenn Carson.
Fitzgerald's absence breaks a streak of 110 consecutive games played after he was listed as questionable. Stinson had previously been ruled out with his toe injury.
The Cardinals officially placed tight end Troy Niklas on the season-ending injured reserve list with a "badly" sprained ankle, according to the team's official website. His season comes to an end with only three catches for 38 yards. In a corresponding move, Arizona signed tight end Matthew Mulligan Tuesday.
The Bears announced Tuesday they promoted defensive back Isaiah Frey and wide receiver Rashad Ross from the practice squad. The team also released running back Shaun Draughn, wide receiver Chris Williams and tight end Matthew Mulligan.
The Bears signed former Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan to a one-year deal, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan.
Free agent tight end Matthew Mulligan visited the Bears, reports the Chicago Tribune. The blocking tight end played in 15 games for the Patriots last season, making two catches for 16 yards and a touchdown.
A few Patriots made minor offensive contributions in the AFC Championship Game loss at Denver. Wideout Aaron Dobson and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui each caught two passes for 33 yards, while tight end Matthew Mulligan had a 6-yard reception.
Patriots running back Stevan Ridley returned from a one-game forced absence for fumbling and held onto the ball Sunday against the Browns. He rushed for 35 yards on eight attempts and added one catch for 2 yards.
Also snagging one each for New England were running back James Develin (31 yards), wide receiver Austin Collie (5 yards) and tight end Matthew Mulligan (15 yards).
Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan scored his second career touchdown in the win over the Falcons. With Atlanta biting on a play-action fake, Tom Brady found Mulligan from 1 yard out in the second quarter.
That was the only target for Mulligan, who visits the Bengals in Week 5.
The Patriots re-signed tight end Matthew Mulligan Tuesday. He was released last week.
Recently released Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan is expected to work out for the Ravens Monday, a source told The Baltimore Sun.