Former UMaine tight end Matt Mulligan has an NFL job afterall. The New England Patriots have announced that they have signed the Enfield native to the 53-man roster.


He was cut by Green Bay on Saturday after spending the entire preseason with the Packers.

Mulligan, who was a basketball player at Penobscot Valley HS, never played football until college. He spent the first couple years in the NFL with Miami and Tennessee before playing three seasons with the NY Jets and last year with St. Louis. Over the summer Mulligan signed a two year deal with Green Bay but an elbow injury did not allow him to get on the field much during pre-season games and the Packers cut him Saturday.

As we know in New England, TE Rob Gronkowski is injured but on the active roster. The Pats kept two other tight ends.