Rams have quite the crowd at tight end

Dan Arkush
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With nine players challenging for four likely roster spots, there won’t be a more competitive position in the Rams’ training camp than tight end. The one player we hear is virtually assured of making the team is Lance Kendricks. New offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said earlier this offseason that he really admired the second-year pro from afar when he was the coordinator with the Jets and looks forward to lining up the physically gifted Kendricks all over the field. The second best bet to survive the final roster cut figures to be free-agent addition Matthew Mulligan, who played for three years under Schottenheimer in New York and also logged some time on Tennessee’s practice squad under new head coach Jeff Fisher. “He shapes up strictly as a blocking tight end to replace Billy Bajema,” one team source said of Mulligan. “He can be very aggressive, sometimes to an extreme, but he knows the system.”