Mitchell recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday. Mitchell is a consistent and reliable defensive presence, playing in every game since joining the Steelers three years ago. He finishes his 2016 campaign with 78 tackles (55 solo), with an interception and a fumble recovery.
Mitchell (knee) does not appear on the Steelers' injury report Wednesday. Mitchell briefly exited Sunday's matchup against the Bills with a left knee injury. Considering he ultimately returned to the game, coupled with his absence from the team's first practice report of the week, suggests the Steelers' starting free safety won't be forced to miss any additional time.
Mitchell suffered a left knee injury during Sunday's game against the Bills and his return is questionable, NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports. Mitchell's injury will likely force Sean Davis into an increased role at free safety, but he may be able to return at some point throughout the remainder of the game.
Mitchell totaled seven tackles (six solo) and an interception during Thursday's 28-7 win at Indianapolis. Mitchell put himself in the right place at the right time all game, making several touchdown-saving hits and grabbing his first interception of the season. He and the rest of the Pittsburgh defense will look to keep their playoff run going in Week 13 against the Giants.
Updating a previous note, Mitchell (knee) has returned to the field, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Mitchell left the game in the first quarter after injuring his knee but it appears the safety is fine. In case he does see his reps monitored the rest of the game, look for Sean Davis to see increased action.
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