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Ovie Mughelli | Running Back | #30

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 250
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 4 (134) / BAL
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Rams released FB Ovie Mughelli.
Not far removed from being one of the top lead blockers in the game, Mughelli apparently lost out to Brit Miller. Mughelli missed a large chunk of 2011 with a torn right MCL. He should be one of the first calls for any team looking for a fullback this season. Fri, Aug 31, 2012 03:16:00 PM

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Rams signed FB Ovie Mughelli, formerly of the Falcons.

Mughelli visited the Rams in May after being released by Atlanta. A classic lead blocker, Mughelli's signing further signals the Rams' transition to a more run-oriented attack under Jeff Fisher. Placed on injured reserve with a torn MCL last October, Mughelli will compete with Brit Miller, who also ended 2011 on IR with a knee injury.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 04:06:00 PM

Free agent FB Ovie Mughelli will visit the Rams on Wednesday.

Mughelli visited the Dolphins last week. Rams coach Jeff Fisher and OC Brian Schottenheimer both have an extensive history of utilizing the fullback in the running game, so it's no surprise that Mughelli has their interest.
Tue, May 22, 2012 07:30:00 PM

Free agent FB Ovie Mughelli is visiting the Dolphins on Thursday.

With only H-Back Charles Clay and over-sized runner Jerome Messam on the roster, the Dolphins lack a true lead blocker. Mughelli could fit the bill if he's fully recovered from his torn MCL at age 32.
Wed, May 16, 2012 12:11:00 PM

Falcons released FB Ovie Mughelli.

Mughelli has been the Falcons' lead blocker since 2007, but his release became inevitable after Atlanta used a fifth-round pick on Wisconsin FB Bradie Ewing. Coming off a torn MCL and one month shy of his 32nd birthday, Mughelli was due an untenable $3 million in 2012. Mughelli should latch on somewhere as camp competition for the veteran's minimum.
Tue, May 8, 2012 09:45:00 AM

Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli's days are likely numbered in Atlanta after the team drafted Bradie Ewing in the fifth round.

Ewing cleared lanes for Heisman finalist Montee Ball at Wisconsin and will be the Falcons' new starting lead blocker. Mughelli is owed a $3 million base salary at age 32, and missed most of last season with a torn right MCL.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 06:42:00 PM

Falcons placed FB Ovie Mughelli on injured reserve with a torn right MCL, ending his season.

Mughelli took a helmet to the knee in Week 7, bending it awkwardly. "An MCL injury is quicker to overcome than an ACL, so I have no doubt that I'll be as good or better for the 2012 season," Mughelli said. "There was no damage to the bone, so it could have been worse." The Falcons are working out free agents Tuesday, seeking a replacement lead-blocker for Michael Turner. Mughelli is signed through the 2012 season and should return at his $3 million salary.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 04:18:00 PM

Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli (knee) was spotted on crutches following Sunday's win over the Lions.

The extent of Mughelli's injury is not yet known, but any time missed is a concern for Michael Turner. The lead-blocker was a Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro last season. The Falcons have a bye in Week 8 before taking on the lowly Colts on Nov. 6.
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 11:13:00 AM

Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli exited Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with a right knee injury.

Mughelli took a helmet to his knee, bending it awkwardly. Replays suggest a severe injury, possibly of the season-ending variety. Jason Snelling will pick up snaps as a lead blocker, though the Falcons will likely sign a true fullback this week.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 03:44:00 PM

Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli caught each of his three targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 13 win at Tampa Bay.

The three receptions were a season-high for Mughelli, who played a larger role in the offense with the Falcons down to three active running backs. His 17-yard touchdown involved a lot of stumbling and bumbling before he dove and barely broke the plane with his second-quarter score. Although the exuberant Mughelli is fun to watch, he is not a fantasy option.
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 10:56:00 PM

Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli left Sunday's game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury.

His return is questionable. The Falcons could use Jason Snelling as a lead blocker if they need one for the rest of the game.
Sun, Oct 24, 2010 01:44:00 PM

Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli (calf) is in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Bears.

Mughelli missed a second straight day of practice, with Verron Haynes filling in. One of the best blocking backs in the league, Mughelli's absence would mean fewer open holes for Michael Turner this week.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 04:19:00 PM

Patriots coach Bill Belichick called Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli "excellent at the point of attack" and the best fullback he's seen in a "long time."

"That's a huge compliment," Mughelli said. "That's too funny. I'm extremely flattered that he knows who I am." Mughelli is an above-average receiver and a punishing lead blocker for Michael Turner.
Fri, Sep 25, 2009 11:06:00 AM

Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli ran three times for nine yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's preseason win Monday night.

Atlanta wants to give Mughelli a shot in short yardage, and he executed on a one-yard dive in the third quarter. He's a threat to vulture TDs this year.
Mon, Aug 27, 2007 11:19:00 PM

The Falcons want to give fullback Ovie Mughelli a chance to be their short-yardage back.

Mughelli showed solid pass-catching ability as a Raven in 2006, but he has only 12 career carries. Atlanta needs a big back to step up, be it seventh-round pick Jason Snelling, Mughelli, or undrafted rookie Justin Vincent.
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 01:34:00 PM

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