Lions sign free agents Gilberry and Mulligan

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Wallace Gilberry and tight end Matthew Mulligan.

The team announced the free-agent deals on Monday.

Gilberry is entering his 10th NFL season. He previously spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008-11), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012) and Cincinnati Bengals (2012-15). He played in all 16 games for Cincinnati last season, making one start and finishing with two sacks.

Mulligan played last season with the Buffalo Bills. He played in 12 games and made five starts, but caught only one pass.

Mulligan entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Maine in 2008. He has appeared in games for the Bills, Titans, Bears, Patriots, Rams and Jets.


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