Aside from an errant snap in the divisional round playoff game against the Colts, Danny Aiken was pretty good all year long. The only way to really remember how a long snapper’s season went, is to recall all of his bad snaps. The only one that stands out in my mind is the one against Indianapolis, so I would have to say 2013 was a good year for Aiken.
Mulligan was another underrated performer of last year’s New England Patriots, as he was forced into playing a lot of snaps, because of Rob Gronkowski‘s various injuries. Like Michael Hoomanawanui, Mulligan wasn’t very good as a receiver, but he was solid as a blocker. Although he did catch his first career touchdown pass in week four against the Falcons, a one yard strike from quarterback Tom Brady.
I could definitely see Mulligan being brought back for blocking purposes next year, but if Hooman is re-signed, and New England selects a tight end in this year’s draft, then Mulligan may find himself out of a job. I would be surprised to see Aiken walk, but with the Patriots, anything is possible.