Inside The Bills

TE group still jumbled behind Clay

Posted by Chris Brown on August 7, 2015 – 9:25 am

The Bills tight end contingent has its share of talent, but in terms of how the depth chart falls behind starter Charles Clay it’s still pretty muddled through the first week of training camp.

Head coach Rex Ryan likes the group, but it’s likely going to take the preseason games for some players at that position to make a case for themselves.

“It’s going pretty good. There are guys with a lot of ability there,” said Ryan. “We have some guys that can run, guys that can catch and guys that can block. So there’s a good combination. You’re right you’re going to have to earn it to get playing time on the field. It’s a deep group.”

One player that Ryan likes chiefly for his blocking ability is Matthew Mulligan, who he had when he was coaching with the Jets.

“I don’t know if you can say perfect blocking tight end, but he’s pretty darn good,” said Ryan. “He is a big physical guy; he’s close to 280 pounds, strong as an ox, dead lifts like 600-something pounds. If you ask him, he’ll tell you exactly, its 653 pounds. You know, one of those guys. Big old meathead guy. He’s a great kid from Maine, I had him with the Jets, and we lost a lot when (he wasn’t on the roster anymore). His presence of a blocker is pretty big.”

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