Rich Cimini of ESPN New York is reporting that the Jets will not make an offer to restricted free agent tight end Matthew Mulligan:
The Jets are ready to say goodbye to oft-penalized TE Matthew Mulligan, a restricted free agent. The team isn’t planning to extend a qualifying offer, according to a league source, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent.
The Jets may be looking for another blocking tight end with the loss of Mulligan. Backup TE Jeff Cumberland spend most of the 2011 season on injured reserve and his status going into next year is unknown at this point.