Lions Sign Two Veterans; Gilberry and Mulligan
As the offseason goes on for the Detroit Lions the roster gets younger and younger through cuts and departures, and with the NFL Draft looming it will keep going that way. The Lions reversed the trend a bit adding some veterans to the roster on Monday.
They have also signed tight end Matthew Mulligan from the Buffalo Bills.
Gilberry, 31, is a nine year veteran of the NFL spending time with Kansas City and Cincinnati. His last four years in Cincinnati he was a fringe starter, starting in 19 of 62 games he appeared in and amassing 17.5 sacks in those four years.
Gilberry adds a veteran presence to a defensive end depth chart that has no players over five years of NFL service currently in Detroit.
Mulligan, 31, has played eight years in the NFL, spending time with seven different organizations in his career so far. His last year was spent with Buffalo.
Mulligan is a blocking tight end, he has just 17 catches in his pro career.
Mulligan enters into a more crowded depth chart than Gilberry. The Lions official website lists five other tight ends before Mulligan's addition.