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Garrett Mills | Tight End

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 235
College: Tulsa
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (106) / NE
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Free agent TE/FB Garrett Mills has been accepted into the master's program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.
It seems that the 28-year-old has played his last NFL down. Drafted by New England in 2006, Mills spent time with the Vikings, Eagles, and Bengals during his short career, but was last seen on the Patriots' practice squad last season. Sun, Jul 15, 2012 08:53:00 AM
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Patriots claimed TE/FB Garrett Mills off waivers from the Bengals.

Mills was a fourth-round draft pick of the Pats back in 2006. An H-back type, he has an uphill climb to make a roster already deep in tight ends. OT Zach Roth was waived to create roster space.
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 05:13:00 PM

Bengals waived TE/FB Garrett Mills.

Mills was trying to make the team as an H-back, but his fate was sealed when the Bengals added Bo Scaife to the tight end position. Brian Leonard is also a better receiver than Mills out of the backfield.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 09:23:00 AM

Bengals claimed TE/FB Garrett Mills off waivers from the Eagles.

Teams have long been intrigued by Mills' receiving skills for an H-back role, but he has just nine career catches. He's being stashed for the offseason.
Wed, Dec 22, 2010 04:28:00 PM

Eagles waived TE/FB Garrett Mills.

With a laundry list of defensive injuries, the Eagles could no longer afford the luxury of keeping an H-back on the roster. Mills hadn't played since Week 9 against the Colts.
Tue, Dec 21, 2010 01:58:00 PM

Eagles signed TE/FB Garrett Mills off their practice squad.

Mills has soft hands and can contribute as an H-back, but will be a mere No. 3 tight end behind Brent Celek and Clay Harbor. He'll play sparingly.
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 05:46:00 PM

Eagles signed TE Garrett Mills, formerly of the Vikings, to their practice squad.

The Eagles are very thin at tight end, with only fourth-round rookie Clay Harbor behind Brent Celek. Mills could eventually help as an H-back off the bench.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 09:50:00 AM

Vikings released TE Garrett Mills.

Originally a fourth-round pick by the Pats back in 2006, Mills was an H-back type playing behind Visanthe Shiancoe and Jim Kleinsasser for the Vikes.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 02:11:00 PM

Vikings signed TE Garrett Mills off their practice squad.

Mills was a fourth-round pick by New England in the 2006 NFL Draft. The H-back type will be third string behind Visanthe Shiancoe and Jim Kleinsasser.
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 03:44:00 PM

Vikings signed TE Garrett Mills to their practice squad.

He'll have another year to try to develop into a backup tight end.
Mon, Sep 7, 2009 10:26:00 AM

Vikings released TE Garrett Mills.

The Vikings have kept Mills on the roster for two seasons, waiting for him to develop. It just didn't happen. They chose to keep six receivers instead.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 09:14:00 PM

Vikings declared TE Garrett Mills, LB David Herron, OT Marcus Johnson, DE Otis Grigsby, WR Darius Reynaud, NT Pat Williams, DT Letroy Guion, and third QB John David Booty inactive for Week 17.

Tarvaris Jackson will start at QB against the Giants, but could be on a short leash. New York is resting a fair number of starters, but has all of its key pass rushers on the active roster. Jackson won't have RT Artis Hicks (triceps) in the starting lineup, and fill-in Ryan Cook is likely to struggle against Giants LE Justin Tuck. Don't be surprised to see Gus Frerotte.
Sun, Dec 28, 2008 11:55:00 AM

Vikings TE/FB Garrett Mills left Sunday's game against the Bears with an apparent ankle injury.

Mills didn't have a catch or a carry before hitting the trainer's table.
Sun, Oct 19, 2008 03:48:00 PM

Vikings TE/FB Garrett Mills led the team with three catches for 49 yards in Week 1 against the Packers.

Mills, a fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2006, appears to have found his niche as a pass-catching H-back. He could lead Vikings TEs in catches this season, as Visanthe Shiancoe is hardly a weapon in the passing game.
Mon, Sep 8, 2008 10:25:00 PM

Vikings claimed TE/FB Garrett Mills off waivers from New England.

Mills, a 2006 fourth-round pick, is a good pass receiver and could fit in well as an H-back situational player in Brad Childress' West Coast offense.
Sun, Sep 2, 2007 01:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Donald Brown
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Malcolm Mitchell
4Aaron Dobson
5Matthew Slater
WR21Danny Amendola
2Keshawn Martin
3Nate Washington
4Chris Harper
5DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Michael Williams
5Clay Harbor
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Josh Kline
C1Bryan Stork
2Joe Thuney
3David Andrews
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Chris Barker
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Keavon Milton
K1Stephen Gostkowski