Allen Park, Mich. - The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed free agent G Edwin Mulitalo to a three-year deal. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.
Mulitalo (6-3, 350) joins the Lions after eight seasons as a starting left guard for Baltimore. He was originally drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round (129th) of the 1999 NFL Draft. Mulitalo has played in 106 regular season games (102 starts) as well as seven postseason games (seven starts), including Super Bowl XXXV. He was released March 7.
In 2006, Mulitalo started the first four games and helped Baltimore to their first 4-0 start in franchise history before his season was cut short due a triceps injury suffered against San Diego (10/1). He was placed on the reserve/injured list October 3.
Mulitalo was a key contributor along the Ravens' offensive line which captured the NFL rushing title in 2003 with 2,669 yards (nearly 170 yards per game) and enabled RB Jamal Lewis to record the second-best rushing total in NFL history (2,066 yards) and become the fifth running back in league annals to eclipse 2,000 yards. He will be reunited with Detroit offensive line coach Jim Colletto who coached him in the same capacity for six seasons in Baltimore.